Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Quotes excerpted from The Patriot Post, 8-15-2007:

“If you think too much about being re-elected, it is very difficult to be worth re-electing.” —Woodrow Wilson

“When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer ‘present’ or ‘guilty’.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“Now I know what a statesman is; he’s a dead politician. We need more statesmen.” —Bob Edwards

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies.” —Groucho Marx

To those who understand the concept of "duty, honor, country" and Semper Fi, Thanks and God Bless:

A veteran, whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve, is
someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable
to "The United States of America" for an amount of "up to and including
my life".

That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no
longer understand it.

Author unknown

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Evil good and good evil?

The present turmoil in America results from the lack of consensus on what is good and what is evil. At one time the majority of Americans agreed that killing unborn children (abortion) was evil, homosexual behavior was evil, burning the American flag was evil, entering the country illegally was evil. They also agreed that prayer, reading the Bible, and belief in God were good; serving in the Military was good. The political partisanship and decline in basic morality resulting from this basic agreement on evil and good will result in the eventual collapse of America.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

De-evolution of Political Leaders

Observing politics at the state and local level for the past several years made me yearn for leaders who would pledge their lives and their sacred honor to do what is best in the service of their country. It appears that the higher salaries and benefits given to politicians by themselves create fertile climate for more corruption. It is hard to believe that at one time the United States had men who actually assumed leadership responsibilities knowing that they would probably lose their lives and fortunes; many did. In today's political climate, I get the impression that a number of federally elected officials would gladly sell out the people of the United States if they were guaranteed to keep their salaries, their office perks, and the sellout could be made to look noble (ie save lives, peace, etc.). When terrorists finally figure that out, they will undoubtedly save their own lives and money by buying the support they need from our character challenged politicians.