A goodly number of the followers of this blog reside in Boynton Beach, Florida. Some of them may wonder why it is that Boynton Beach, as contrasted to nearby Delray Beach or Boca Raton, actually doesn’t have a beachfront! Well, here’s the story.
As for our wide open northern and southern boundaries, the similarity of our culture with that of Canada precludes any danger from that direction. To the south, however, the Rio Grande is an inadequate barrier to potential dangers from an unstable Mexico. That border requires extensive policing and we should recognize that this will probably be a permanent challenge over the next century. Of course, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are wonderful natural boundaries to the east and west, so in the final analysis, our borders provide adequate protection.
From the 1945 Esquire Calendar, here's a Vargas girl wishing you all a Happy New Year!