Quote of the Day

“Although in our country the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a part only, but of the whole people of the United States. While he executes the laws with an impartial hand, shrinks from no proper responsibility, and faithfully carries out in the executive department of the government the principles and policy of those who have chosen him, he should not be unmindful that our fellow-citizens who have differed with him in opinion are entitled to the full and free exercise of their opinions and judgments, and that the rights of all are entitled to respect and regard.” – James K. Polk

About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.
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2 Responses to Quote of the Day

  1. If you want to see how that thought has been working out as of late, all you need to do is go to a website where liberals and conservatives are involved in verbal fisticuffs all day long.
    Here is an example: wwww.onepoliticalplaza.com

  2. Uriel says:

    The minute an oath of office is administered, those who take that oath should no longer be bound by party affiliation but by the common good of all they serve. That does not suppose one is more necessary but that all are treated with equality nor that just the majority makes the norm, just that what is for the greater good of all is administered fairly and consistently.