Spent the past four days in Austin, TX attending a funeral––four days, including two travel days. Yesterday, I had time to go see the Texas Capitol in downtown Austin. Above is a drum circle, the noise from which resounded through the massive building.
Just as with many capitol buildings, the staircases are meant to impose.
Even the hinges on the massive oak doors let there be no mystery where you are.
This plaque was on display in a prominent location near the rotunda. In response to the second paragraph, it is always interesting to ask people who hold to this creed, and they still exist in large numbers, just why the Civil War was fought.
They usually just sputter.