"Facts are stubborn things."
so this is kinda amusing
...one of the things I gave my papa, for Christmas, was a little dish donning this Reagan moment.
But lo and behold, darned if this girl didn't do a double take when fanning through a brand spanking new book of quotes of our Founding Fathers, that she reads this:
"Facts are stubborn things;
and whatever may be our wishes,
or the dictates of our passions,
they cannot alter
the state of facts and evidence."
-- John Adams
but let's hold up for a moment, could it be that Plato prompted the phrase on the proverbial plate first?...oh the world may never know.
The thing is -- the fact of the matter is -- facts are stubborn things.
All the memos in the world will not detract from actual evidence, the trail of corruption, the crumbs left behind by Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein...shall I go on?
Or how about this one -- how in the world can there be thirty pages on record of the now infamous meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch...you know, the one supposedly discussing the grandchildren? really?
thirty pages...buried deep in the catacombs of the FBI...until watchdog, Judicial Watch, sues for their release.
...thank you, Ron-John, facts are stubborn things, and seems occasionally, they even like to play hide and seek.
And don't get me started on the stock market.
Fact is, the market would have to tank another 6,000 points to equal the last unofficial day on record of Obama's presidency, k.... see election day November 2016.
facts are stubborn things.
I love this quote from the Ronald, not the Donald --
"All great change in America
begins at the dinner table."
of course, it's so tasty, the Donald should recite and repeat, in both speak and tweet; this very thing -- this simple thing of gathering around the table for dinner, as a family -- may well be the one cure all for so many of societal woes. But I digress...no wait, it's not a digression at all; it's more like a great hope of things to come, as in the making of a great American come-back...But now I digress ;)
and along those same lines, there is this from Thomas Jefferson:
Reverence and cherish your parents.
Love your neighbor as yourself,
and your country more than yourself.
Be just. Be true.
Murmur not at the ways of Providence.
So shall the life into which
you have entered
be the portal to one of eternal
and ineffable bliss."
When papa was not at sea for months on end while in the Navy, our family of five sat around the dinner table every single night. And while the stubborn facts may be escaping me in this moment -- given the decades later -- I don't remember either parent preaching the golden rules even when they had a chance; although, what does comes to mind, is how they lived. They taught the Golden Rule by following the Golden Rule, and to this day, continue to guide me by not only their love, but their selfless devotion to being a good example. It was never a case of "do as I say, not as I do," right....
facts are stubborn things
and about that....here in America:
every generation bears the responsibility of living by example, in order to protect, and secure, the next generation;
every generation bears the responsibility of assimilating to America's founding principles -- that which describes our rights and our duties -- to protect, and secure, the next generation;
every generation bears the responsibility of separating fact from fiction, to protect, and secure, the next generation...
it's just what we do in America;
and that is just a fact.
Our nation's foundation IS firm in fact, no matter what you've been told.
"We must reject the idea
that every time a law's broken,
society is guilty
rather than the lawbreaker.
It is time to restore the American precept
that each individual
is accountable for his actions."
once you leave the dinner table, it is solely up to each individual to live a life fully accountable for our own actions... TO love your neighbor as yourself; to be just; to be true; to be fair; to be good...to speak of facts -- in the pure protection and honor of the facts -- because in fact, facts are the stubborn things that make America great over and over and over again.
Make it a Good Day, G