Tuesday, June 24, 2008

"TOLERANCE"


Some very fine words from Senator McCain, an honorable man who has served his country with great valour. My prayer is that both his supporters and Senator Obama's supporters remain aware of this important statement as the campaign progresses. May God bless him and keep him well and safe. God bless Senator Obama also and may God bless America.



"We have our disagreements, we Americans. We contend regularly and enthusiastically over many questions: Over the size and purposes of our government; over the social responsibilities we accept in accord with the dictates of our conscience; over our role in the world and how to defend our security interests and values in places where they are threatened. These are important questions; worth arguing about. We should contend over them with one another. It is more than appropriate, it is necessary that even in times of crisis, especially in times of crisis, we fight among ourselves for the things we believe in. It is not just our right, but our civic and moral obligation. But we deserve more than tolerance from one another, we deserve each other's respect, whether we think each other right or wrong in our views, as long as our character and sincerity merit respect, and as long as we share, for all our differences, for all the noisy debates that enliven our politics, a mutual devotion to the sublime idea that this nation was conceived in -- that freedom is the inalienable right of mankind, and in accord with the laws of nature and nature's Creator. Let us exercise our responsibilities as free people. But let us remember, we are not enemies. We are compatriots defending ourselves from a real enemy. We have nothing to fear from each other. We are arguing over the means to better secure our freedom, promote the general welfare and defend our ideals. It should remain an argument among friends; each of us struggling to hear our conscience, and heed its demands; each of us, despite our differences, united in our great cause, and respectful of the goodness in each other"

19 comments:

Kurt said...

Katherine, I am humbled by your patriotism and opened-mindedness. You are a class act!

Steve said...

I agree with kurt!

shiloh said...

Totally agree w/Kurt & speaking of TOLERANCE! Katherine you have shown infinite patience in allowing certain posters at your blog ie trolls, bigots, idiots, all of the above, etc. to continue to post at your blog even though they add nothing to the discussion.

take care

Rustler45 said...

SHYSTER WHINES AND WHINES: Katherine you have shown infinite patience in allowing certain posters at your blog ie trolls, bigots, idiots, all of the above, etc. to continue to post at your blog even though they add nothing to the discussion.

Hey Shyter, if you were having a discussion of any value, why do you need to do all the name calling? It's because you have nothing.

You are a sissy whiner. Your baby picture tells us that before you even speak.

Now let's have some discussion instead of all the whinning. Where do rights come from Shyster?

I want to hear your dummazz answer.

Rustler45 said...

You can also tell me how you reconcile your "Catholicism" with your Marxist beliefs.

I am waiting Mr. Discussion.

Marie-Elsie said...

Rustler,
I agree that I am dumb and do not know much about Marxism. Could you please elaborate and enlightened me on why "Catholicism and Marxism" cannot coexist?

I am not trying to be funny. I truly want to know.

Rustler45 said...

Rumor is that Obama Bin Laden was born in darkest Africa. What if he runs so hard for president he turns into butter? Then what are you going to do?

Where's his birth certificate?

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Cris said...

kathy boom boom krabkakes....obama will just be another mugabe....killing white farmers and even blacks who balk at his hate.....he's gonna be a great guy huh krabkakes?

Rustler45 said...

I don't think I can help you Marie. If you really want to know there are plenty of resources on the internet.

JOHNNY-BOB said...

MAN O MAN AND DUDE-ETTES TOO....THIS VERITAS-POSSUMUS THING HAS GOT TO-GOT-GOT TO THE POLITICAL FOO PAW OF ALL TIME....DUDE IS THE KALD DOING THIS GUYS GHOST WRITING? ...WHOEVER IT IS, THEY SURE MUST HATE OHAMA. IS THE AN ETERNAL END TO THE JOKES WE CAN MAKE ON THE DUMBASS PHRASE? HOOOOOBOY IT'S GONNA BE FUN FUN FUN TIL HER DADDY TOOK HER T-BIRD AWAY!!!

Rustler45 said...

JOHNNY-BOB said...
MAN O MAN AND DUDE-ETTES TOO....THIS VERITAS-POSSUMUS THING

Hey Johnny Bob, do you think maybe they meant to say Veritas Postumous?

That's good, "Truth after death."

After his new social order we'll all be dead alright.

JOHNNY-BOB said...

RUSTLER.......OH NO! I THOUGHT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT SUPPER!
HMMMMMMM.........WELL I DISAGREE, THESE GUYS CAN LIE EVEN AFTER THEY ARE DEAD. IT'S GOTTA BE SUPPER.
MAYBE THEY MEANT VERITABLE POSSUM...A FAUX POSSUM...IF YOU WILL......DANG NOW YOU GOT ME SCARED.......IT WOULD BE EASIER IF THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT EATIN' COONS.

Earl said...

veritas possumusums means fried possums with sweet potaters.

Tonto said...

I thought those were called sweet taters?

I do love possum. And Ole Two Dogs goes for it too.

Marie-Elsie said...

Rustler,

You explained everything to me by not explaining anything at all.

Rustler45 said...

Marie-Elsie said...
Rustler, You explained everything to me by not explaining anything at all.

RUSTLER: As I suspected. You were being dishonest and not really wanting to know anything. You were baiting me.

Looks like I found out what I wanted to know.

Thanks Marie

SPECTATIO said...

I see you have chosen to insult the Holy Father by posting his picture under obamma's slogan, "possumus frijoles chitlinicus",
latin for who knows what. how insulting of you Krabkakes. I see obamma has accepted a golden idol today from some african pagan group, will you be devil worshipping with him a.s.a.p. boom-boom? do you prefer asmodious or moloch? which demon do you think you idol obamma prefers?

bob said...

"possumus frijoles chitlinicus"

haha. Barack Hussein is not so much frijoles but mostly possum chitlinicus. But if he is president, he be letting the frijoles sneak in.

Rustler45 said...

Rustler45 said...
VERO POSSUMUS!!!

How embarrassing!! And the people in Europe thought we quit eating true possums and other such road kill.

Or does that mean "see the possums?"

I guess that's what he plans to put on the Presidential Seal!!! We're going to be the laughing stock.

Even people in Mexico are going to think that's funny!!

His marketing department should be fired!!!

The Farside can do a cartoon that says, "OOOOooooo look at the possums!"

Mea possum mea possum mea maximus possumus!!

Man this has possibilities. We're gonna have a homeboy for pres.

I can't wait for an invite to the White House for Possum and Moon Pies!! Whoopee!!

BTW Gramma tole me to write all this!!

Marie, are you listening?