“He Is a Man of Enormous Character”

This is what President Bush said when nominating Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. What did he mean? What do any of us mean when we say that a certain individual is a man of character or a woman of character? Better questions might be, “How does the listener or […]

Character Wishes for Our Government

An Internet site is encouraging people to send in their holiday wishes for the United States. The wishes run the gamut, from the single word “peace” to lengthily-worded desires for lower taxes, better oil production, and troop support. I started to prepare my wish to add to the list, and […]

A Culture of Character

“Culture of corruption” is the current phrase in the US Congress’ ongoing name-calling battle. Many are poised to run campaigns under that slogan. It seems to be a very negative platform on which to run, but apparently there are those who think slinging negative words at one’s opponents is the […]

Fairness Must Be Required of Leaders

I’ve written before about our leaders and their culture of corruption – and now that culture is embracing a lack of fairness. This month, one of our leaders is singled out by his club, the United States Congress, as being above fairness. He apparently will be permitted corruption and criminal […]

Character in Government – Part 1

“Character is the only secure foundation of the state,” said President Calvin Coolidge, and our last blog entry regarding Abraham Lincoln looked at the kind of man who would make such a statement. We saw a politician who had the courage of his convictions. We saw a politician […]

Character in Government – Part 2

“Character is the only secure foundation of the state,” said President Calvin Coolidge, and our last blog entry considered the meaning of that statement. Coolidge was “distinguished for character more than for heroic achievement,” wrote a Democratic admirer, Alfred E. Smith. In other words, Coolidge did not only talk […]

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