Can we learn anything from a US President?

18 08 2012

Well, yes of course you can learn something from anyone. I do believe that everyone who can vote – should vote…and that everyone who can vote should read (for themselves) as much as possible about the person and topic for which they are voting. Beyond that, any Christian should pray for all of their leaders!

On a lighter note, we recently had a vacation and visited Monticello (the house built by Thomas Jefferson) on a beautiful summer’s day.

Here’s his “Canons of Conduct” for your consideration:

  • Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
  • Never trouble another with what you can do yourself.
  • Never spend your money before you have it.
  • Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap.
  • Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.
  • We never repent of having eaten too little.
  • Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
  • How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
  • Take things always by their smooth handle.
  • When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.

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