IN HONOR OF PRESIDENTS’ DAY – A special reminder for difficult times in 2020

February 18, 2019 / Nancy Diraison

A special tribute.

Much can and has been said about the great sacrifices made in creating the Constitutional Republic we know as the United States of America. 

The deepest and wisest principles ever applied to human government were carefully embedded in the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. We owe our long continuance, prosperity and peace to the founders and those who have defended them and us since 1776. One nation, under God. The legacy has been unparalleled.

All Presidents have faced difficult times — perhaps none more critical than now, when erosion from within has been undermining everything this nation stands on and for, even to its very sovereignty. The infrastructure is being shaken, but it must stand. Without it we fail and fall. Those tearing at the foundations have no idea or possible regard for the consequences and outcomes, and others need to fight back.

For those fighting to save, rebuild and restore, I post this short message today. Quoting from Michiavelli, in “The Prince”, words dated 1513, nothing could better sum up the present circumstances and sadly, the challenges, not to create something new but to save and restore. May our President’s courage be richly rewarded: 

“… THERE IS NOTHING MORE DIFFICULT TO PLAN, MORE DOUBTFUL OF SUCCESS, NOR MORE DANGEROUS TO MANAGE THAN THE CREATION OF A NEW SYSTEM. FOR THE INITIATOR HAS THE ENMITY OF ALL WHO WOULD PROFIT BY THE PRESERVATION OF THE OLD INSTITUTION, AND MERELY LUKEWARM DEFENDERS IN THOSE WHO WOULD GAIN BY THE NEW ONE.”

Copyright 2019 Nancy Diraison/Diraison Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

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