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It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Where-ever you are, who ever you’re with, strive not to just be the smartest person there, but the best decision maker. Hospitals, prisons, and graveyards are full of smart people who made bad decisions; so strive to be a great decision maker.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To those without faith, no explanation is possible.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
He who does not oppose evil……commands it to be done.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first…
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Show me your friends and I will show you your future.
“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
As every divided kingdom fails, so does the soul that is submitted to both good and evil.
Facebook, Youtube, & Twitter are now the present day Colosseum- you are now the lions and you are now the victims. Who decides? You, of course, while mesmerized by your new and improved Skinner Box.
Your smartphone is your new and improved “Skinner Box”
If you are not mindful, you will live your entire life completely unaware of the tech giants that designed it to be this way.
They are keenly aware of the immense power they have over your lives and the tremendous profits they are able to secure at the expense of your innocence, liberty, and privacy they are willing to sacrifice to the detriment of you and your families.
Tech giants are fully aware of the control and authority parents have relinquished when allowing their children to be raised by these “Skinner Boxes” without parental supervision and proper discipline.
Respect for anyone of authority simply does not exist because a child raised by a smartphone has no concept of respect or authority. Human compassion and respect has been taken out of the equation, and our godless tech giants are giddy with their success- their seduction of an entire generation of mindless, directionless & foolish children, who will, by the way, never grow up.
Not Convinced? Just look at the Antifa rioters who claim they are peacefully protesting. Many really do not have any idea they are engaging in a criminal or anarchist activity. When they are arrested they are very much surprised and decry they are being illegally detained.
In their minds, they are the real and only authority, they know. In reality, they are spoiled egocentric little punks who think they know everything: they give jackanapes a bad name!
Their brains have been wired to think this simply because they understand no other way. They were not raised with discipline.
We have lost this generation, and the TECH giants have found them eager to chase their seductive muses.
The TECH giants grin when they know they have won their battle; our children will never know they have unwittingly been ignored by their families to fight a battle they can never be expected to win, unless they realize that there really is a difference between good and evil, and begin to act accordingly, simply because their sole source of morality and virtue, their smartphones, is incapable of teaching them anything about character and true courage.
In the end, such a person is incapable of acting in any other capacity but an enslaved unabashed junkie- always chasing the devil.
Such is the behavior of an addict; and their first addiction was their first smartphone. They truly deserve our prayers and God’s grace.
We cannot abandon them. But that does not mean we have to sanction their lawlessness and misconduct. If we chose to act otherwise, our nation will not survive. We must elect politicians who are not afraid to do things that are good- those who know they cannot please all the people at every turn, but to chose the path that is required to keep our leaders and lawmakers honorable and noble, beholden to no one who would entice or beguile for their own wants and desires for money, power, and other seductive ambitions.
They must understand that an addiction much more deadly and powerful exists and must be conquered, and that is absolute power, the power of being an American Politician that has learned they can bribe their own voters with their own desires and treasures.
Politicians who resort to petty acts of revenge and callow behavior cannot ever be considered as decent and graceful.
A true leader will act and support those who others have ignored and neglected despite the realization that these people have no means of supporting or contributing to their re-election.
They protect them and “kiss them goodnight” anyways- as a parent kisses their children goodnight, even when it is obvious they will never know they were revered because they were already soundly asleep.
They do this, not for votes or favor, but to let them know they are cared for, and no power, no amount of favor or money, no trade is ever expected in return.
They do this to help a nation survive. They do this to help those who have no voice. They do this, when no one else is watching, and no one else expects it. They do this, simply because they care, and to do what is right.
They do this, just to make things better.
They do this, simply because if they did nothing, evil would prevail.
They do this, even when it seems everyone is against them.
They do this, for a better day.
They do this, when it seems that it may be expedient for them to acquiesce to be better liked, or even to survive an impeachment; but they know in the end, no one wins when corruption is allowed to continue unabated.
Sadly, it is easy to be critical of a sincere caring heart that wishes nothing in return, because we have become apathetic from being aggrieved so many times from politicians whose actions are always executed quid pro quo.
Ironically, this kickback is often utterly their own vote. But more often, it is the corruption of our children- their education, their music, their dreams, and their innocence.
They don’t quibble over legal evasions; the word “Is” really does have only one meaning.
Good is always good.
Evil is always evil,
no matter how you undertake to conceal it’s true nature,
or it’s true motive,
or it’s true finality.
“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”
Leonardo da Vinci,
St. Thomas Aquinas,
Alexis de Tocqueville,
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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