“Governments like clocks, go from the motion men give them”
- Category: Publisher's Letter
- Published: Monday, 31 July 2017
- Written by Publisher, Dan Schwartz
Policy Today is back. We launched the magazine in the summer, 2004, when President George Bush was seeking his second term; and published our last edition in July, 2008, when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were battling for the Democratic presidential nomination; and John McCain arose from the pack to win the Republican nomination. The country wasn’t as politically divided as we are now, and PT did its best to focus on the issues as they presented themselves.
Our first issue noted that “governments like clocks go from the motion men give them.” In a time far removed from today’s digital world, William Penn and the country’s early leaders realized that no matter now carefully they balanced competing interests within the Constitutional framework, their success depended upon the officials chosen to lead the new Nation.