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  •  I always wondered (0+ / 0-)

    how you walked your talk. I never doubted that you do, just never researched any news on the subject, but I thank you for being a man of integrity.

    Integrity.
    Honor.
    These are words that have lost their way in the world. Remember when a person's word was important? Remember when people cared that leaders told the truth?
    I do remember and I miss it.

    You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. -Mae West

    by COwoman on Fri Oct 28, 2011 at 07:23:42 AM PDT

    •  We need a word for those who (1+ / 0-)
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      remember the past as it never was, but with all the perfection as we would wish.

      I remember when it came out that Eisenhower lied prominently and vociferously about the U2 overflights. It was a one day or two day sensation that quickly quieted. And there were lies by FDR, some of which only recently came out. Some were about the carving up of Europe with the soviets.

      I don't think Harry Truman ever told a bare faced lie but he spoke a few times insincerely. But Nixon? Come on!

      And somethings that would have been lied about weren't discussed.

      Some things that people call lies are simply what what was called for or occurred under changed situations. Some things Obama said during campaigns could not be carried out. They weren't lies in my book; they were simply things that couldn't be accomplished when the system wouldn't allow them or new information rendered them impossible or futile. For system often insert Congress.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Fri Oct 28, 2011 at 05:13:39 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah I know you are right (0+ / 0-)

        But here is the thing, the tolerance for it has broadened.

        I know there is no time period that was perfect, and it even sucked in many ways for so many. It was a Norman Rockwell painting that glossed over the treatment of anyone not white and male.

        I get that.

        What I am talking about it is the expectation that good people would be truthful. It was expected. I think we do not even expect that anymore. Heroes are always flawed, but some how it was nice to expect some measure of honor from most. People don't teach manners and honor to their children in the same way anymore.

        It is one thing that I have drummed into my children. My 13 year old son is my hero in this regard, and I wish he could expect it from more of his friends. He has had teachers refuse to believe him even when he had backup from others. He has had coaches berate him for being honorable. But he is adamant in his resolve about being truthful, even when he gets into trouble for it. Now I will not say he is perfect, lol, he is a thirteen year old boy.

        I just wish he could have a higher expectation of it from those he interacts with every day.

        You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. -Mae West

        by COwoman on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 08:42:47 AM PDT

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