Truth lies wounded and bleeding
Truth lies wounded and bleeding Even Calvin Coolidge’s son correctly assessed the price of political power and success. He penned a poem with these words: “Men say untruths for you alone/ And by foul means you’re called their own.” Even Warren Harding knew that if you give government an inch it will take up a mile of wasteful spending. He said this after pensions were given out, “I venture the prediction that with such a precedent established the ultimate pension outlay in the half century before us will exceed 50 billions of dollars.” He could not predict that the outlays would never end. Even Calvin Coolidge speaks to Congress today - regardless of the nonsense of a looming sequester. “I believe in budgets, I want other people to believe in them. I have had a small one to run my own home; and besides that, I am the head of the organization that makes the greatest of all budgets, that of the United States government. Do you wonder, then, that at times, I dream of balance sheets, and sinking funds, and deficits, and tax rates , and all the rest? “ ... “I regard a good budget as among the noblest monuments of virtue.” Coolidge shouts from his grave: “ The chief business of the American people is business,” and ... “The chief ideal of the American people is idealism.” Even a child of mid 20th century wrote about the state of American affairs in 2003. “Now, in America, Truth lies wounded and bleeding, , Justice is made a laughing stock in our courts. Patriotism is frowned upon. Reverence is forbidden in our schools and public places. Government bodies of our cities are tainted by convicted felons such as those taking bribes, of tax evasion, of misuse of funds and of drug addiction and who knows what else? What would she ( a sister) say if she heard our national anthem being ridiculed at an event televised worldwide by a so-called celebrity?” Even I agree. What about you?