I would like to clarify one thing that I said and to comment on something Johnathan Mann said.
I said: > While self respect is critical, and one shouldn't put up a false front > to get respect, earning the respect of those who have achieved less > than you can be very beneficial. While I didn't want to complicate my reply at the time, I do want to take this opportunity to say that in no way was I referring to how much Jon achieved or hasn't achieved. I was referring to John Williams attitude. The only reason I would want to judge Jon's success would be if it were germain to the discussion (e.g. I'd be more inclined to believe on of the Manning brothers when they talk football than a guy who plays touch football once a year. >...is the fact that I refuse to sell out. It would defeat the purpose of why I run for office. I >don't just talk, I do the walk. This raises an interesting question. Lincoln did things like appoint incompetent generals knowingly, because they were supported by a political faction he needed to keep the Union going. Is doing things like arresting the Maryland legislature on the way to vote for secession to keep the Union together wrong? In other words, if one holds onto principals without compromise, one rarely changes how things are. Those folks who we look back at and see as being vital to the US did make those compromises. I don't think that was selling out, it was having a sense of balance and priorities. Dan M. _______________________________________________ http://box535.bluehost.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com