Teddy Roosevelt, some words on being President

Teddy Roosevelt, some words on being President

Theodore Roosevelt had some words about Presidential criticism 90 years ago that we should remember in light of recent events:

"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."

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7 years 10 weeks ago, 2:50 PM

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amen to teddy

where the hell have all the leaders gone?

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7 years 10 weeks ago, 5:19 PM

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wheres another leader WITH BALLS

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6 years 1 week ago, 2:35 PM

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Teddy

was an impressive fellow. Hunter, conservationist, leader, martial artist. Some things I recall from reading about him:

1. Was shot during an assassination attempt, lightly wounded...continued the event/speech then got treated.

2. Had asthma at an early age, but literally whooped it through rigorous exercises.

3. Used to "Kato" his bodyguards by impromptu judo throws and wrestling matches.

A bit of a bastard, but one hell of a leader and "doer".

6 years 1 week ago, 3:46 PM

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TR

I go along with LBC's comment above - where have all the leaders gone? We have people who want to win elected positions, but damn few who want to lead. It's tough to name those who echo what TR said, and tougher yet to name those very few who really believe this, and who will act in this way. We must be very, very careful in picking the next Republican nominee for President, to find someone with real integrity and courage.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
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