Tag Archives: Theodore Roosevelt

start where you are, but start now

All of us can make a difference in the world. Every single one of us can nudge the world in the right direction. The secret is simple.

START.

This is all that is necessary for us to see a brighter future. Start now. Wherever you are, with whatever resources available, you have the power to make the world a better and safer place for all of us. Justice begins when we act.

patriotism

When I was younger I swore an oath to defend the United States, even giving my life if necessary to protect our freedoms and way of life. I have never rescinded that pledge. I am a patriot, and I respect the office of the President as the highest office in our country.

But, President Roosevelt was right. Being a patriot doesn’t mean one has to stand by a president who cannot tell the truth and whose ego is so warped that he is obsessed with his small hands, his small crowds, and his tiny margin of victory.

I do not want a reality show, ratings-driven egomaniac with his finger on the button. I want a a leader worthy of this nation. If BLOTUS truly represents the values we hold as a nation, I, for one, have to reconsider what it means to be a patriot.

morally treasonable

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This admonition by a former President is well worth remembering as we draw ever closer to the BLOTUS  being officially installed in the highest office of the land. The American public has a patriotic duty to hold every President to the highest standards. Not to do so goes beyond being unpatriotic, it is moral treason.