we are better than this

“Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy
from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after
they have got possession.”

George Washington

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
George Washington


(A Tattered American Flag Flies is a photograph by Dennis Drenner
which was uploaded on January 24th, 2018.)

“Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but
a brave resistance, or the most abject submission;
this is all we can expect –
We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die:
Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous
and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail,
we shall become infamous to the whole world.
Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause,
and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is,
to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions –
The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us,
and we shall have their blessings, and praises,
if happily we are the instruments of saving them from
the Tyranny meditated against them. Let us therefore
animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world,
that a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground
is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.”

George Washington

“As Mankind becomes more liberal,
they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves
as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections
of civil government.
I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations
of justice and liberality.”

George Washington

9 comments on “we are better than this

  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    Good old George. He always had just the right words.

  2. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Such clarity of thought!!

  3. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Some time ago I read Newt Gingrich’s historical novel of Washington’s crossing of the Delaware and the subsequent battle in Trenton, NJ. SO many things went wrong, the colonists almost didn’t make it to Trenton. But MUCH was riding on that surprise attack. To forfeit the opportunity might very well have determined a different outcome for the whole war. However, Washington wouldn’t back down in spite of starving soldiers in threadbare coats with no boots, terrible weather and plans that went awry. He knew what true resolve required: grit, strength, courage, and faith, and he inspired the same qualities in his men. Times have changed, but the components of great leadership and resolve have not.

    • Amen Nancy— I too have that book of Newt’s—
      And no, it really never should have worked.
      It was all truly doomed from the start but yes, resolution, grit, courage and faith!!!
      And sadly we don’t hear nor see any of that in our current leadership —
      May ‘we the people’ call out and demand from those who profess to be our leaders those same qualities that once truly made us a great nation!!

  4. K.L. Hale says:

    Where’s our leadership now? 😢

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