Sunday, March 25, 2012

Today's Founders Quote: Daring to Be Honest

"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them."

- Joseph Story, 1833.

Pretty simple - and correct.  The people form a country, then they hand off running it to politicians... And eventually, it tends to hit the skids, because none of them have the guts to make the tough choices.  Take a look at Barack Obama's gutless budget versus Paul Ryan's budget that actually tries to address our debt.  Doing nothing and passing the buck to not upset anyone is the easy way out. True leadership takes guts - and being able to tell your voters no sometimes...

However, when it comes to Eva Green, we'd be pretty gutless too.. It's not too easy to tell her no if she asked.


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