Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday Wickedness - Ronald Regan

The questions posed at Wednesday Wickedness this week are based on quotes from Ronald Regan. 

1. A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at? 
Are you concerned about mankind's intrusion into forests and jungles?
Yes and no. I do think some conservation is necessary and not for the usual reasons. I believe that God wants us to be good stewards of what He has given that including nature, forests, jungles, whatever. However, I do not agree with making land or environmental issues more important than people.

2. All great change in America begins at the dinner table. 
What is the biggest change that you've seen in your lifetime with the U.S?
Personal computers and the internet. When I was in high school we were allowed to take a "computer applications" course as an elective. We each needed a specific boot disk to start the computer. The internet was unheard of - not it's almost unheard of not to have one (or more) computers in your home or not be on the internet in some way, shape or form. I would say the second is the use of cell phones and how prevalent they have become as well. Technology continues to grow by leaps and bounds.

3. All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk. 
Do you feel nuclear power is still the fuel of our future?
I honestly don't know enough about the topic to comment. 

4. But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret. 
How did you do academically in high school?
I did well. Learning was easy for me. Although I didn't challenge myself as much as I could have. I did enough to earn the credits I needed to graduate, but I did take a lot of electives and a few honors classes. 

5. Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. 
How closely have you followed the uprising in Egypt? Thoughts?
Not very closely, but I don't follow the news often as it is since we no longer have broadcast TV. I will say that we passed a church sign the other day that referenced Isaiah 19:1-4...
1 A prophecy against Egypt:
   See, the LORD rides on a swift cloud 
   and is coming to Egypt. 
The idols of Egypt tremble before him, 
   and the hearts of the Egyptians melt with fear.
 2 “I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian— 
   brother will fight against brother, 
   neighbor against neighbor, 
   city against city, 
   kingdom against kingdom. 
3 The Egyptians will lose heart, 
   and I will bring their plans to nothing; 
they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead, 
   the mediums and the spiritists. 
4 I will hand the Egyptians over 
   to the power of a cruel master, 
and a fierce king will rule over them,” 
   declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.

6. Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. 
Do you feel a political system is worth dying for?

This is a tough answer. I would say yes and no. Yes, I would die for democracy and I thank all the service men and women who ever have and ever will do that for the citizens of this great nation. However, I don't think other systems would be worth dying for. If that makes sense.

7. Don't be afraid to see what you see. 
What do you see that scares you?
My children growing up so very, very fast.

8. Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known. 
Tell us about an advance that you think we will see in our lifetimes that is not in existence.
Wow! Really? I have no idea. I'd love to say the cure for cancer or diabetes or other chronic illnesses, but sadly I think they are all too much of a money maker for too many people to ever see that happen. I honestly have no idea what will occur in my lifetime.

9. Facts are stubborn things. 
What is something that most think of as a fact that does not ring true to you?
There is no right or wrong - it's only what's "right for you." There is a right and wrong and we all know what that should be. Saying it's okay for someone else doesn't make it so.

10. Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. 
What do you think of politicians that use religion as justification of their beliefs?
I was always taught never to speak about politics or religion and certainly never in the same sentence! However, I will end with this...true belief in God needs no justification.

1 comment:

  1. Love your last statement, so true. My husband mentioned just yesterday that this country could use another Ronald Regan, I am going to go ahead and agree with that.


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