Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Years

The people are responsible for the character of their Congress.  If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.  If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities...  If the next centennial does not find us a great nation... it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces. 
                - Rev. James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States and Minister of the Gospel

Let all of us Americans strive to restore our nation to greatness and, more importantly, to goodness in the next year and all the years to follow.

Happy New Years to all and may God continue to bless America!

3 comments:

S.W. Anderson said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, as well. The quote is a worthy sentiment, and so is the one you offer.

I will add my sincere hope we Americans spend some time in the coming year on self-examination, discussion with others and in child rearing about greed. Far more than socialism or capitalism, unchecked greed has the power to destroy a people and a nation from within.

Oso said...

T.Paine,
Sorry I'm late to pay my respects,always a day late and a dollar short, but may it be a good new year for us all, may God bless you and yours.

T. Paine said...

Anderson and Oso, I appreciate your sentiments and well wishes. I pray that 2011 is a good year for both of you and your families as well!