Grace Thorson! Congratulations, Grace! And thank you all for entering.
Sorry I didn't post something Wednesday like I usually do but it was my birthday! Another year closer to being with my Lord.
The most promosing method of securing a virtuous and morally stable people is to elect virtuous leaders.
Here are some quotes from the greatest:
"But neither the wisest constituion nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt." Samual Admas
"There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents...there is also an artificial aristocracy, founded on wealth and birth, without either vituue or talents." Thomas Jefferson
"Politics are the divine science, after all. How is it possible that any man should ever think of making it subservient to his own little passions and mean private interests? Ye baseborn sons of fallen Adam, is the end of politics a fortune, a family, a gilded coach, a train of horses and a troop of livery servants, balls at court, spendid dinners and suppers?" John Adams
"In America, salaries, where indispensible, are extremely low, but much of public buisness is done gratis. The honor of serving the public ably and faithfully is deemed sufficient." Ben Franklin
Our founding fathers advocated that public office not be attached to a large salary. These men who served our country in the beginning accepted little money for the privilege, but were more desirous of serving their country than obtaining wealth and power. They knew that when wealth and power became attached to public office, then public office would attract men and women who only wanted wealth and power. Sound familiar?