My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Wisdom From Past Leaders

During the past couple of months I have been reading a book.  Crusade in Europe is written by former Supreme Allied Commander,  and President of the United States, General Dwight D. Eisenhower. As the book's title would imply it is about the battle for Europe.  The book is actually much more than that however.  It begins with the poor and shortsightedness of our government immediately after World War I and leading up to World War II.
Those in power refused to acknowledge the fact that Germany, Italy and Japan were building an industrial complex for world domination.  General Eisenhower, as I will  address him in this post, was one of the very few that was able to see and predict this shortcoming.  Were it not for him and a very few other staunch true Americans this might be a completely different world we live in today.

I marvel at how the saying "if we do not learn from our past we are doomed to make the mistakes in the future" is so apropos. After reading nearly 500 pages of about type 10 type and finishing the book this morning so many of the Generals words and statements come to mind.  Obvously it would be too burdensome to list the many, many sentences  worthy of this small and humble blogger.  In closing the General made this statement and it has never been so appropriate as now as our great country is under siege by the far left, Progressives.  General Eisenhower said and I quote:

"The areas in which freedom flourishes will continue to shrink unless the supporters of democracy match Communist fanaticism with clear and common understanding that the freedom of men is at stake..."

I truly believe the words Communist fanaticism is completely and totally interchangeable with today's far left Progressives.

If you should ever get the chance to read this book I would strongly suggest it.  

God Bless,

Pops

5 comments:

Adrienne said...

Sounds good. I've added it to my list.

Right now I'm reading "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin" and loving it. Read about it on Amazon and then go get it at the library.

Adrienne said...

Yahoo! They have Crusade in Europe at our library...

ABNPOPPA said...

I do believe you will like it! Very interesting, at least for me. I may have to pick up your book too!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Pops

Subvet said...

Putting it on my list.

ABNPOPPA said...

Adrienne and Subvet,

Thanks for stopping by. Like i said the book, for me, was great. The ability of General Eisenhower to see into the future almost scarey. His words hold so true today.

Thanks again for stopping by
Conservative Outrage, the blog.
Pops

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Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

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