Founding Fathers Forum: SACRED HONOR ? What's that?
Posted by: Beel (first.president.us@ThisIsToPreventSpam-311-RemoveThis.att.net) on 8 Nov 2002 at 2:22:32 AM
In-Reply-To: Thomas Jefferson's Quote posted by Mark Potvin on 5:51:52 PM 28 May 2002
Yes, and to be PRECISE:
Jefferson's masterpiece of word-crafting begins NOT with "We hold these truths..."
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another..."
and ends with
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."
"SACRED HONOR", now THERE'S something that's been extinct in Washington DC since way before I was born. Hell, if George Washington were to be resurrected from his tomb and declared his candidacy for POTUS after 207 years, he'd never set foot on New Hampshire soil. Our sad reality is that minds and spirits of such high moral conduct and standards of honesty and integrity are unable to compete in modern American political MARKET$ -- and, yes, that is a dollar symbol pluralizing the word "market".
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