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Archive for October, 2016

How Far We Have Fallen

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

I refuse to tell you how old I am, but you can guess when I tell you I knew who Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and John Kennedy were when they came close to where I lived when they ran for President. Were they perfect? Certainly not. Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Kennedy were known for their personal peccadilloes ––– not Truman, of course ––– honest, trustworthy, attached forever to his Bess. But even he had a checkered past as regards his biases. But, all loved this country of ours. They worked to do the very best for us. They were not habitual liars. They were not traitors, allowing our national secrets to be stolen; they did not patronize and look down on the people they led; they did not demean women; they were not vulgar (at least not in public); they did not cause the FBI and the Department of Justice to deteriorate in an effort to deceive the people about their crimes; they lied sometimes, as all politicians do, but were mostly truthful with the American people. They were men who guys like us wanted to grow up and be like. They cared primarily about the people, not primarily about themselves. They worked with Congress and did not throw the Constitution down the toilet. They were human, like us, and did foolish things. But, never bent on hurting the country they loved.
And what do we have now? Who will we see tonight in the second Presidential Debate? I’ll tell you who: the most despicable, lascivious, lying, traitorous, ignorant, self-centered, dangerous, money mad, disreputable pair that ever ran for the Office of the Presidency. Whoever is ultimately elected will bring down our nation further down the road to socialism or into abysmal chaos and confusion.
I will watch them tonight with the empty hope of hearing something from their lying lips that might, even marginally be positive and substantive.
Please pray for our nation.

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