I’m told that there are some highway signs that bear both the standard American unit of measurement – the mile, and the british variant – the kilometer. I sort of find that an odd thing for the middle of the country. It’s certainly true that the American system can be slightly frustrating, especially when trying to decipher a German recipie, but the reverse is also true – well, for my anyway.
Have you stopped to think how unique it is that we have our very own system of measurement? Why is it that we aren’t already converted to whatever it is that everybody else uses? I’d like to think that it was because after a hard day of hasing out the Constitution, a secretary sat down and thought, “I hope that we don’t decide to use the British standard of measurement, it’s dreadfully inconvienient.”
The odds are quite low that by choosing the metric system we’d choose to do away with everything that makes us unique. I do know, however, that in order for the world to increase, it must make America decrease and it’s doing a pretty good job of that right now. It’s easier for the world to demand that America’s standard of living must match its own than for it to try to match America’s standard of living. Our country has a rich blessing that extends to even the poorest among us. It’s time to choose what we’re going to do with it.