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Presidents’ Day: Wisdom from Washington and Lincoln

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If the heated and sometimes rowdy Republican presidential debates are making you a little nauseous and nervous about who will lead this country, just think back to some words of wisdom from  the two famous past presidents we honor today, George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865).

 

“The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.”
George Washington (Farewell address, September 26, 1796)

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.”            Abraham Lincoln (First inaugural address, March 4, 1861)

 

The people have the power to shape our country and our future. We the people have the responsible to use that power wisely and select leaders who know who is really in charge and act accordingly.

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3 Responses to Presidents’ Day: Wisdom from Washington and Lincoln

  1. Jim C. Monday, February 15, 2016 at 8:37 pm #

    Hi Fronnie!

    Just wanted to spread the word that someone in town apparently went out of their way to have my old Burbank California blog site taken down. I just found out tonight.

    Yes I know, I’m deeply flattered. These things don’t happen unless you’re considered a big threat.

    So anyway, I’ve set up temporary headquarters at http://semichorus.blogspot.com/. Tell everybody the news! It’s business as usual, still.

    I’ll be porting over some old material, and might even set up my own server to retain the old site– all 4,600 posts and comments worth.

    Until then, there’s work to be done!

  2. Jim C. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 11:17 am #

    Hi Fronnie,

    Just wanted to let you know that upon appeal, WordPress reviewed whatever “complaint” had come in and immediately restored my blog. Apparently upon review the complaint was ruled bogus. So I’m still around.

    These things happen. A few years ago some outside attorneys for the BPD tried to have material removed. They also wanted names and IP addresses of selected commenters. Didn’t get them.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work.

  3. Fronnie Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    Jim,

    Thanks for reporting out on the “take down” drama on your site, https://semichorus.wordpress.com . Also, appreciate the update.

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