Carl Henning

A Capitol Idea

We took time out from planning a bunch more trips to take a trip all the way to downtown Phoenix and the state capitol. The old territorial, then state, capitol building is now the Arizona State Capitol Museum. The executive branch is now in a tower behind the old capitol building and the House and Senate are in modern buildings adjacent. (Well, the buildings were modern when they were built in the 60’s.)

The old Secretary of State’s office featured these signs explaining who is allowed to vote:

A careful reading of the last item in each reveals that idiots are now allowed to vote. But you probably already knew that.

In front of the capitol is Wesley Bolin Plaza which has dozens and dozens of monuments (and parking). Many of the monuments are veteran-oriented, but there are also monuments to fallen firefighters, peace officers, and even K9 peace officers.

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