We had and have values and objectives in common.
Whoever left authoritative, public life sooner would get the title...and the other would get...
I would have titled my book that, too.
I want the money and i want it soon.
Maybe Mr. Clark can see his
way to reading this to Prime Minister Trudeau and Mr. MacEachen.
I would consider that a differentiation from 'disclosure' or 'to
refer' a copy of this to him...and implying TRUST where it seems
impossible to justify it.
It might make a good basis, though, from which to produce agreement or disagreement with him, either in the House of Commons or in private...or in private and then in the House of Commons.
In a "Special Section" of the October 11, 1982 Time
magazine featuring the first excerpt from "Keeping
Faith", President Carter said:
"...There was a kind of game by the press to see if there were questions I could not answer. Part of the reason for this challenge was the aura of morality that I had wrapped around myself, and my commitment not to lie. There was a natural inclination by the press to prove this guy is not as clean and moral as he claims."
In a December 1974 National Press Club speech, he also
"I am convinced that among us 200 million Americans there is a willingness--even eagerness--to restore in our country what has been lost--if we have understandable purposes and goals and a modicum of bold and inspired leadership.
Our government can express the highest common ideals of human beings--IF we demand of it standards of excellence.
It is now time to stop and to ask ourselves the question which my last commanding officer, Admiral Hyman Rickover asked me and every other naval officer who serves or has served in an atomic submarine. For our nation--for all of us--that question is, Why not the best?"
In order for us to question and seek change with traditional
adversaries, we must be willing to live by the same standards of
respect for differing, individual potentials. Regardless of the
Trudeau position at Notre
Dame, i cannot be satisfied with the abandonment of human principles of compassion, concern, and yes, moral
responsibility and conscience.
I referred you to Thoreau. Let me further refer you to one of his contemporaries, Theodore Parker. As this diplomatic work does involve the integrities of specific religious faiths, let me quote that he said:
"War is an utter violation of Christianity. If war be right, then Christianity is wrong, false, a lie. Every man who understands Christianity knows that war is wrong...
We can refuse to take any part in it; we can encourage others to do the same; we can aid men, if need be, who suffer because they refuse. Men will call us traitors; what then? That hurt nobody in '76. We are a rebellious nation; our whole history is treason; our blood was attainted before we were born; our creeds are infidelity
DON'T THINK THE WISDOM OF THOMAS JEFFERSON IS PASSÉ YET IN WHAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO FROM YOUR GOVERNMENT? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD: TAKE A BRIEF SIDESTEP HERE TO SIGN MY GUESTBOOK.
TO READ THE REMAINDER OF THIS NOVEMBER 3, 1982 STATEMENT TO MR.
CROMBIE, TAKE YOUR NEXT FOOTSTEP