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wisdom from the grave: Robert Heinlin


yesterday, to the combined horror of my fellow citizens, the United States Supreme Court approved what shall be historically and  universally reviled as Obamacare.

that despite the letter I wrote, to you know whom.

I’m pondering how to explain both the logic and dire implications to my otherwise capitalistic and democratic-minded daughters.  I am at once searching for good in the world, while I plan an Optimistic Gentleman-related revolution.

I must be, after all is said and done, an example.

so, thusly… it’s not just any day I choose to simplify my life or this Blog as a platform for perspective by cutting-and-pasting someone else’s words. however, Mr. Heinlin speaks to us all from proverbial grave with brilliant insight that also establishes a call-to-action.

to wit..

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” – Robert Heinlein

in reviewing that impressive list of potentially notable accomplishments, I can yet only aspire to die gallantly. however, that is certainly the plan, despite the lack of  a currently considered strategy.

I’m resolute in my skepticism that Mr. Obama has read much Heinlin, or would value the components of that list. I don’t know from whence he draws his experience. but, I am confident none of it would be leadership, or good example.

allow it to be noted, here, that tonight I am cooking for Joanne.

“behind every great man, there is some woman rolling her eyes.” – Barbara Anne Cork

no caring Mother, and the man she inspires, would support, let fathom Obamacare.

the plan is afoot.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

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