While this blog is mostly about politics, and political satire, there are times when something seemingly completely unrelated comes to my attention. This is such a time. Below you will hear the story of NeiNie in her own words. If you don't know her, you will be amazed and stunned by the sheer magnitude of her character and mental toughness, and hopefully inspired by her resolve to embrace her faith. I first heard about her from my sister several months ago. I follow her blog. Her story is the epitome of the stories of people from the "American Heartland". The trials and challenges she faces daily, in relation to scope (if not experience), must be similar to those our founders faced. As you watch this, and realize the hard choices she has made, and as you try to comprehend her reliance on her faith, remember that our founders had similarly hard choices and also relied on their faith.
Can you find anyone in Congress who could overcome a challenge of this magnitude, while at the same time maintaining their character, their faith, and their honor? Perhaps John McCain (though I don't agree with his political ideology). Can you find anyone in Congress who has not succumbed to the corruption there? Nope! Yet our founders were aware of that same corruptibility and withstood it. So why can't modern day politicains? Perhaps because modern day politicains are just that - politicians. Our founders were not, they were ordinary men with normal aspirations, and a common goal. To live free and infringe upon nobody's liberty. Maybe today's Congressmen and women have less honor and character today because they lived such priviledged lives. Who knows.
So as you watch this video remember character matters. And when you go to the polls in November, remember, character matters. And remember also that politicians - career politicians - are inherently corrupt. And make the choices that need to be made.
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