I would grieve the loss of the Smithsonian, the Archives, and the Library of Congress...
I know what you are saying. I have a copy of the Declaration of Independence, and that is definitely one of the finest pieces of work there is. Amazing.
A massive counterstrike should be launched on all the jihad states, until they are no more. Then we can grieve our dead. Better yet, if reason does not prevail upon the jihad states to rein in their rabid minions, rise early and strike them first.
Have long thought of such and the arrogance of our leaders and people who think we are immune.
Have wished we were like Taipei--keep most of such in deep tunnels with only a small percentage on rotating displays. Perhaps in deep salt mines in Kansas?
But we won't. And lots will be lost unless God chooses to save some of the glorified trash.
Me too, I suppose; those would be the upper limits of my grief.
If any town in the United States ever deserved it . . . . .
I wouldn't be surprised to learn that the original Constitution and Declaration of Independence are not anywhere near Washington, DC., in case of such an event.
FWIW, and important on a much smaller scale, we lost all of Helen Keller's archives/memorabilia in a basement museum of one of the Twin Towers. Not sure what else was lost, but that sticks with me for some reason. :(
And lets not kid ourselves. We couldn't even handle Katrina/Rita because of the magnatude of the destruction (not getting into the blame game for now.)
It truly WILL be every Man for Himself if we get nuked. So, don't be scared; be prepared as best you can be with food, a basement (yours or a neighbors), cots, wind-up radio, bottled water, meds if you need them, something to make fire, etc. We have a great kit put together for tornadoes & blizzards in our basement. A lot of that "survival" stuff would come in hand in this instance, too.
Unless you're at Ground Zero...but who can say where that will be against these nutjobs?