The Mind Wobbles

So many things to absorb, think about, deal with and put up with - it simply makes the mind wobble...

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Election Day Quote

I came across this quote the other day - some of the regular readers of this blog may have come across it as well - and it spoke, no it actually sang, to me...

"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole.

Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."

Theodore Roosevelt
Kansas City Star, May 7, 1918

2 more years...just 2 more years and *my* national nightmare will be over ...


Blogger purplepassion said...

Nice. Maybe the Dixie Chicks should have put that on the cover of their cd.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Dixie said...

Now Teddy Roosevelt was a Republican I could get behind!

4:59 PM  

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