Sin is wicked, but when recognized as sin, man can repent, seek and receive redemption. But if the worldview fails to recognize sin for what it is, or worse, celebrates the sin as some form of grotesque virtue, repentance is not sought and redemption is lost. Even more concerning, this worldview does not limit itself to a solitary sin which hurts the perpetrator alone. Instead, it eagerly embraces and encourages a multitude of other sins which visit their wicked results upon others. ( Roman Catholic Bishop Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk of Kharkiv-Zaporizha)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

General Petraeus for President

Our nation has never been so bereft of leadership: That virtue does not exist presently in the Congress or in the White House. We are losing our way because of this lack of leadership, and there is only one man who can stop our decline, but he says he's not interested in politics - all the better!

We need to rally behind this American hero, and appeal to his love for our country - another virtue in short supply in Congress and non-existent in the White House. Should the general change his mind and agree to run, it might be a good idea for him to run as an Independent so as not to be beholden to either of two parties that have failed us so miserably, while spending their time and energy fighting each other at our expense.

For now, just consider the proposition. A proven leader in the White House who is more interested in preserving the republic than in his own self-aggrandisement sounds like a great idea to me.