My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Thoughts On A Prayer, part II 

"May God grant us the wisdom to discover right, the will to choose it, and the strength to make it endure. "

I think Americans proceed on the assumption, for the most part, that our way of life is a birthright, and that it can never be taken away from us.

I think the ancient Athenians probably thought the same thing.

I've been talking to several people of late who are somewhat . . .pessimistic . . . about the future of our country. And none of them are Democrats, who make a living out of making YOU pessimistic--they include a businessman, a naval officer, and a prominent radio personality. And all of them are, by nature, I would say, optimistic people. It's just that the turn of events in this country are, shall we say?, disturbing.

Ever hear of a Scottish history professor by the name of Alexander Tyler? A few famous quotes are generally attributed to him, most notably this one:

"The average age of the world's great civilization, from the beginning of time, has been about 200 years."

Sound familiar?

Go look up a little about Tyler (including all the stuff on Snopes), and I'll return to this discussion tomorrow. Let's just say it has EVERYTHING to do with "the strength to make it endure."

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