Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about those things. (Emphasis added.)
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This is from the Letter of Paul to the Philippians. It speaks of virtue.
We are not a healthy society, not a virtuous society. Yes, there are virtuous people. You can see them in the military men who occupy positions in the present administration of President Trump. One thinks of General Mattis, General Kelly, General McMaster.
Sadly one does not see it in critical places like universities, in the Church leadership, in the Congress, in the Judiciary. Without virtue we will perish. If there is one thing that we need and must insist upon it is: virtue.
Truth. Honor. Justice. Love. Grace. Excellence. Purity. These are the things we lack within the culture and in critical institutions.
When it is lacking, those who fail in this regard need our scorn, and surely not our silence nor our support.
We must stand for these virtues. Accept nothing less of leaders and one another. Those who lack virtue must be called out, held accountable, dismissed from public life and possession of any position of authority.
When those such as Hillary Clinton go unpunished for breaches of national security and laws governing national security, we lose self-respect. Likewise when others are unpunished for unlawful use of the IRS to thwart the legitimate political interests of American citizens, we lose self-respect. And when the former President’s national security advisor lies and appears to escape punishment for using classified surveillance material for political purposes, we lose self-respect. In these unpunished things – virtue is denied and the esteem and authority due America is lost.
A critical part of our present ills, a part that can spell our doom, is the lost of virtue.
There is no greater problem we face than this. We had better place this at the top of our tasks – the restoration of virtue must be our national priority lest we destroy ourselves.
Fraud of the First Order – Barack Hussein Obama, “the self-righteous one,” with yet another “speech” for $400,000.00. Two incredible things about this: (1) it shows what a fraud he and the Democrat Party is, and (2) it is unimaginable that anyone would think that this guy has anything to say that is worth their attention, let alone their money.
Wonder if Chris Matthews and the MSNBC crew still get chills when they think of Mr. O?