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Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Be the leader you want to have.

-- From a comment here


Blogger J. Croft said...



AND related...


August 4, 2010 at 12:54 AM  
Blogger Dedicated_Dad said...

From the TSM original "open letter to bill whittle" one of the best comments I've ever seen...

R. Franz
[ http://cottonrevolt.blogspot.com ] said:

"...But really, I just came into the comment section here to share an answer to the question about where we find the great leaders we need today, to parallel the greatness we, rightfully, should emulate from the past.

Ive wondered that a few times myself, and i found a pretty good answer on the internet almost a year ago, in a comment left on a blog (WRSA, maybe) by a "Phelps."

He said:

The new Washington is doing the same thing the old Washington was doing -- running his business after an honorable but otherwise undistinguished military stint.

The new Jefferson is doing the same as the old Jefferson -- running a business, and taking up an epistolary hobby, only writing a blog this time.

The new Adams is doing the same as the old Adams -- pursuing a law career, with some part of it dealing with issues of state and freedom.

The new Hancock is doing the same thing as the old Hancock -- smuggling contraband (then, molasses for drugs, now probably the drugs themselves) and evading taxes and laundering money.

The new Franklin is blogging and publishing columns, the new Sam Adams is getting pressured by the local authorities about how to run his bar, and the new Paul Revere is reading this comment, and reminding himself to buy some more ammunition this weekend, just in case.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 5:34:47 AM"

August 4, 2010 at 4:25 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

That "Phelps" would be this guy.

August 4, 2010 at 5:26 AM  
Blogger Atlas Shrug said...

Regarding the post on the new Washington, Jefferson, Adams, etc.


We all have our part to play. Some will clearly be great, but most will appear to be superficially inconsequential.

The true effects and results will only be judged in the future, so each of us must make our own choices, based on our own morality, our own family, our own God, and our own circumstances.

Do what you know in your heart to be right, then press on. The rest will take care of itself. Trust yourself.

If part of this is leading, then lead. However, don't lead because you want to lead, but because a leader is needed and you are there, and can do it.

Likewise, if part of this is to follow, carry the ammo, be a watcher on "the inside" of the beast, or stay back and tend the garden, then do so - just do it well.

Every part counts, and no one knows for sure how critical their part may be - no matter whether or not it appears "big" on the surface.

Grab your tool - be it a shovel, a pen, a rifle, or a computer. Then let's get to work.

As others have said, I'll see you on the beach.

Keep your powder dry,

Atlas Shrug

August 4, 2010 at 1:00 PM  

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