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Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Words of Wisdom from Teddy Roosevelt

From a speech he gave at the Sorbonne in 1910:

The stream will not permanently rise higher than the main source; and the main source of national power and national greatness is found in the average citizenship of the nation. Therefore it behooves us to do our best to see that the standard of the average citizen is kept high; and the average cannot be kept high unless the standard of the leaders is very much higher.

Boy, if this doesn't sum up the problems with our national leadership over the past 12 years, I don't know what does.
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