As we trudge on toward Super Tuesday, it seems to me that the candidates are producing more puffery and breast beating, more production of tired and well worn favorite phrases, and a good amount of continually stupid "who shot John" argumentation.
Back in the aerly 1900's there was a man in India by the name of Mohandas Ghandi. He was a lawyer by trade, but by most judges, not a particularly successful one. What he was successful at was fighting against tyrannical, governmental control, but in an entirely new way. He invented non-violent protest and resistence, which became most effective in the Indian independence movement. [Dr. M L King became his latterday disciple in the USA]. Ghandi literally put his life on the line for his beliefs. He spent a lot of time in jail, and yet he never failed his faith in his own convictions, and in the end he won. Let me show you some of the man's important guiding value system.
Ghandi's 7 Dangers to Human Virtue...............
1) Wealth without work
He espoused this openly in his speeches and writings, and he pissed-off a lot of very powerful people, but he was unafraid. He paid for his convictions heavily, because they were deathly afraid of his ideas. But they were afraid to kill him. His ideas caught fire, and India gained its independence.
My friends, we need to see such conviction from our candidates. We need a candidate who is not trying to be all things to all people. We need a candidate who will tell us of his inner convictions and values, and HOW that is going to translate to action-steps which will stop and then reverse the madness that has descended upon us by the Obama administration. What I want is a personal contract, articulated both verbally and in writing, much like Newt's Republican "Contract with America", back in 1994.
I am hereby issuing a challenge to Messrs. Paul, Santorum and Romney to prove me wrong. I am also issuing a challenge to Mr. Gingrich to prove, like Ghandi, that clearcut values that relate to essential actions, pressed forward forcefully in a new covenant with the people, will win the day...............Let it be SO.
Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
4 years 33 weeks ago, 11:32 PM