The Golden Sextant
“A republic, if you can keep it.”
“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
— John Adams
of a Republic
Rule of Law
and Equality before the Law
Dr. and Mrs. Howe were married in the fall of 1904. Mrs. Howe’s father had died the previous year, and the youngest of her six siblings, William Torrey Barker, Jr., was not yet ten. Not surprisingly, then, the young couple soon found themselves supervisors of a...