Last week's post on The Quotable Jefferson forum at the Cato Institute landed on two blog carnivals today, Carnival of Liberty LIII and, belatedly, the Virginia Blog Carnival.
Notes this week's Virginia Blog Carnival host Doug Mataconis at Below the Beltway:
This is the first edition of the Carnival under new management, Kat has officially taken over managment of the carnival from Chad Dotson. Chad did a great job starting up the Carnival and keeping it going over the past year, and I’m sure Kat will do a great job as well.Meanwhile, over at Homeland Stupidity, Michael Hampton pays me the compliment of making my post the lead in this week's Carnival of Liberty:
The next Virginia Blog Carnival will be hosted at ImNotEmeril while Carnival of Liberty LIV will be available next Tuesday, July 18, at Ogre’s Politics and Views.
Welcome to the 53rd Carnival of Liberty, where we celebrate the rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness. “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence.Speaking of Jefferson, the Carnival kicks off this week with Rick Sincere at Rick Sincere News and Thoughts, who attended a Cato Institute book forum last week on The Quotable Jefferson, a collection of Jefferson’s writings, and reviews the book. Listen to the book forum (MP3 courtesy Cato Institute) and read Rick’s excellent review of The Quotable Jefferson.