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,

 

2 comments:

  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.

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  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!

    Carol

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