10 in the AM and I have voted (and entertained two adorable kids who were in line with their mom behind me – made everything far more pleasant) and now I’m setting up camp here in the WCYB newsroom. I know. Fancy.
What does that include? Well, a couple of things. First, I have my references – books. I know. Arcane. I thought I’d share, though, for the insight it might provide.
1. My copy of The Oxford Essential Guide to the US Government, essentially a hand-encyclopedia on the subject that also includes the full-text of most of the foundational documents of US history;
2. My highlighted, inkstained, post-it noted copy of The Federalist Papers;
3. Levy’s Origins of the Bill of Rights;
4. The Portable Edmund Burke;
5. Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom;
6. Thomas Paine’s Common Sense;
7. Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations;
8. John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration; and
9. My granddad’s old copy of Smithey and Phippins’ Virginia Oratory.
I also have one of my old stitched notebooks, highlighters, pens (red and black), a brown fedora, and a Dr. Who-esque scarf. I keep looking for a steady IV of caffeine, but I will make due until that becomes available.
Okay, here we go.