"Time to turn in the secession editorials!" I chirped as class started.
"Are we gonna read them?" asked S.
"If you all want." Seminar class is interesting; sometimes everyone wants the floor. Today, only S. wanted to read. And as he took the floor, it was evident why. His editorial vibrated through the room, his voice sure, his eye contact Obamaian. He opened with references to Jackson's reaction to the Nullification Crisis, wove through the Industrial Revolution, tossed in the right to revolution as defined by the Declaration of Independence, dealt with the South's lack of resources, and circled back to a "What Would Jackson Do?" ending. Oh. My.
It was soooo good that my goosebumps got chills.