Since May 18, 2002
Lifelong Republican - delegate to a LOT of state conventions
Mess in local, state and national politics
Took a test and they say I'm a "Populist Conservative"
Theodore Roosevelt said it best:
A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.
Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life.
Americans learn only from catastrophe and not from experience.
Avoid the base hypocrisy of condemning in one man what you pass over in silence when committed by another.
I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism.
Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans.
No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
Success, the real success, does not depend upon the position you hold but upon how you carry yourself in that position.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
Envy is as evil a thing as arrogance.
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.