POC Blog

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The Passing of a Statesman

The news has been filled today with the remembrance of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States. Both sides of the political frakus in America has given evidence to the character and respect gained by one man over a long and diverse journey. One quote I heard today stood out to Kasey and I: The problems we're overcoming are not the heritage of one person, party, or even one generation. It's just the tendency of government to grow, for practices and programs to become the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this Earth. And there's always that well-intentioned chorus of voices saying, "With a little more power and a little more money, we could do so much for the people." For a time we forgot the American dream isn't one of making government bigger; it's keeping faith, with the mighty spirit of free people under God. State of the Union 1984 It reminds me of a quote by another great statesmen of times only remembered faintly. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. John Adams - 2nd President of the United States