For 200 years the Russian Government has been more interested in threatening, misleading, confusing, and destabilizing effective governments, than caring for it’s own good people.
A friend asked me “How can you remain so optimistic, when we live in a world led by megalomaniacs, haters, and liars?”
I have never heard anyone say this election was about Trump, nationalism or rejection of America’s role in the world.
Nobody is benefiting more from American world leadership than Americans.
Voters in America and Romania would be wise to heed these warnings
If we want clean air, clean hospitals and ambulances with working defibrillators we must stop trusting political parties to choose our elected representatives.
In April 2006, a friend, Dave Peterson, gave me this blessing. Today, ten years later, I have the privilege to share the fruit of this blessing at Crossroads in Cincinnati. It holds true for all of us.
Article 1 of our Constitution guarantees that we will be “governed by the rule of law, in which human dignity, the citizens’ rights and freedoms, the free development of human personality, justice and political pluralism represent supreme values”. If the first law of our country is ignored by our leaders, all other laws are meaningless.
She quickly replied “We will know if you love us if you come back.”
She was right. Love hopes, love protects, love trusts and above all, love perseveres. It never quits. This is the love that never fails. I will never know this womens name, but her gentle words are with me always.
“People do not matter. The party is all powerful, because we have lists.” This is not from 1995, it is from a Romanian political party leader in 2015.
Years ago, Alexander the Great remarked “the people of Asia are not free because they have not learned to say the word ‘no’.” Romanians will never be free until they say ‘no’ to closed party lists.