Monday, October 22, 2012

My Guideposts --Week90

The great presidents...weren’t men with the killer instinct. The three biggest presidential monuments in the capital are dedicated to Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. These were very tough-minded men, but it wasn’t the killer instinct that guided them. 

I think these were men with a rare degree of prudence, wisdom and compassion – qualities that are much needed now. 

Some cynics feel that decency in a politician is a handicap. But I think a sense of decency – not prudishness nor sanctimonious self-righteousness but old-fashioned concern and love for others – will be essential in the next Presidents. 
~George McGovern 

Cultivating tough-mindedness, prudence, wisdom, compassion and decency, in memory of an American patriot,



  1. Here, here! Why are decency and compassion signs of weakness? This country would be better off without the legacy of the warmongering of previous administrations.

  2. Well, the election is over....It did not turn out the way I had hoped maybe 2016. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you pulled out that velvet and you are making pumpkins!