Happy New Year to you all! I’ve survived the holidays and starting to come out of the post-election hangover.
YES, that’s right, I said post-election “blues”. I guess it’s something akin to PTSD. The shame of so many of my countrymen falling for the lies of a ‘Snake-Oil Salesman’ or being just plain selfish and havung to “get me some…”
Maybe it was the 3 hour ‘fall’ over the Fiscal Cliff that snapped me out of my stupor or the 2% jump in FICA on the ol’ paystub but we have awakened resolute.
Question: Who said this: “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of a common enemy.” [$5 Starbucks card to the 1st correct answer in comment section]
The thought continues as they state: “While the people are VIRTUOUS they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their VIRTUE, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the 1st external or internal invader.
This reminds me of a discussion I had with a colleague at work. We were debating ways to improve our country and government from the opposite sides of the fence, so to speak, and I stated something to the effect of what we needed in Washington, DC were people(elected officials) of honest and integrity, “You know good, upstanding folks.” Well, he seemed frustrated and upset stating that they were all ‘crooks’ and ‘backroom dealers’ just looking out for themselves. As he walked away I said, “Then we are doom and the house of cards will soon collapse”
Virtue: particularly efficacious, good, or beneficial quality.
Are there enoughvirtuous and honestpeople left in our country to save us from the internal invader?
1. Are there enough unselfish people who will do the right thing?
2. Can we bring God back into the conversation and honestly look at why the founders deferred to our Creator?
3. “How necessary then is it for those who are determined to transmit the blessings of liberty as a fair inheritance to posterity, to associate on public principles in support of public virtue”?
What do you all say; virtue, integrity, honesty, is there any left in our country?
5.Is it important enough to change our direction to provide the blessings of liberty to our children?
6. Are we strong enough to hold the politicians “feet to the fire”?
Step in to the discussion.