The American Soul Knows Principle Trumps Politics

November 21, 2008 at 1:06 pm | Posted in Political | Leave a comment

John Quincy Adams“Under governments purely republican, where every citizen has a deep interest in the affairs of the nation, and in some form of public assembly, has the means and opportunity of delivering his opinions, and of communicating his sentiments by speech; where government itself has no aims but those of persuasion; where prejudice has not acquired an uncontrolled ascendancy, and faction is yet confined within the barriers of peace; the voice of eloquence will not be heard in vain. March then with firm, with steady, with undeviating step, to the prize of your high calling. . . . Consecrate, above all, the faculties of your life to the cause of truth, of freedom, and of humanity. So shall your country ever gladden at the sound of your voice, and every talent, added to your accomplishments, become another blessing to mankind.”
John Quincy Adams – Harvard University Inaugural Oration

What beautifully spoken language. What wonderful things the internet facilitates…


Courage to Save the U.S. Auto Industry

November 19, 2008 at 1:15 pm | Posted in Financial, Political | Leave a comment
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Watching the heads of the three U.S. auto manufacturers testify before the House Financial Services Committee, all I see is more of the same, lame circus that is the material life of America in the 21st century.

If these brain dead piles of driftwood calling themselves “representatives” cannot see the auto industry represents untapped capacity to fashion the equipment and tools necessary to revitalize the nation’s infrastructure, such that this country might once again become a net-exporting, powerhouse of physical goods production, then why don’t they just step down and go back to their law practices where they can manage their ways to the millions of dollars awaiting prosecutors of the unprecedented fraud that has been perpetrated by Wall Street financiers on their watch?

That U.S. auto executives have to waste their time sitting in front of these pathetically weak characters … that they do not see the $25 billion the auto makers need to stay afloat is a pittance — a drop in the bucket … is proof enough any sane American need see to recognize these folks are not up to the task of public service.

And that these so-called “industry leaders” are not calling Congress out on this is an even more disgusting sign of the times in which we live. The “home of the brave?” Ha! It plainly has become the burrow of the yellow-bellied coward. Plainly, to get anywhere in this nation it appears a pathetic, driveling suit is what you must reduce yourself to be if you are to gain the credentials to “lead”…

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