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The Demise of My Great City.

Washington, D.C. is falling apart.

I was recently sent a copy of an article that Human Events published, “Goodbye, Washington DC.” by Daniel Turner. As I read, and re-read, I was screaming inside: “I feel exactly like this.” Turner spoke to how this great city, Washington D.C., has slowly, drip by drip, been eroded by those who seem to believe that rules no longer apply to them. Those who believe that qualities like integrity, love, forgiveness, humility, and an appreciation for all lives, don’t matter a lick anymore.

I am a 5th generation Washingtonian. My cousin, John Carroll, was a Jesuit priest who founded Georgetown University. His statue appears right as you walk through the university gates, seated high in a large chair. My uncle, Ray Krouse, played for several professional football teams, ending his career with the Washington Redskins. He is featured in the hall of fame at the University of Maryland. His brother, William Sully Krouse, was the wrestling coach at Maryland University for over thirty years. My family has deep roots in this city.