Current Events 12-13-2011


That’s Good, I Guess Newt takes no-adultery pledge


It’s not that I approve of Newt’s infidelity. I do not. However, he says he has repented of it. Rush has been married thrice, and folks still listen to him. He, Newt, is without a doubt a flawed man. However, and here’s the thing, he leads. He has a plan. He knows how to work the dirty system in Washington to achieve his goals, which are good goals. He is, I think, our best remaining option. The alternative is Romney, a milksop, poll-minding, namby pamby RINO from Massachusetts. We don’t need to get along right now. We need a firebrand. We need a guy who can enter the fray on our behalf and engage in some good old political butt-kicking. Our country is broken. I think Newt is the best chance we have of fixing it. Beyond the no-adultery pledge, it’s the other things he says in the letter that are captivating, and which I whole-heartedly support. In contrast, I think Romney says what he thinks he has to say to gain political favor.


It’s like one of my heroes, Teddy Roosevelt, said, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Or, as he also said more succinctly, “The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.”


America Needs a Hero. Athletes Used to Be Heroes Once. Why Tebow? Why Now?


Wickedness hates virtue. I think the country is swinging to the right again, like it did after Carter. We have had our fill of the sewage introduced during the 90s and going forward into the 00s. It’s just too costly. Virtue is an ideal, yes. But it’s never wrong to have ideals. It may be hard, humanly, to always attain them, but you keep trying. They are worth reaching for. Good for you, Tebow! (Wow, never thought I’d find myself rooting for the Broncos)



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