"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Decision Points by President George W. Bush

There have been many biographies written by people who served in office and the members of their staffs but by all accounts the book that President George W. Bush wrote Decision Points is one that all of us who lived through his Presidency and 9/11 will find interesting. It is not a biography about every detail of his life but the Decisions he made along the way and especially in the eight years he served as President.

Heard President Bush on the radio on the way to my daughter's in Colorado and was reminded once again of the class of Pres Bush and his wife, Laura, in the White House. So glad he has taken the high road since leaving office and not being snarky about the current Administration. Shows the type of person he is and why this Country misses his sense of humor and ability to deal with big decisions without getting nasty. Candidates in the future need to look at how President Bush handled himself with humility, humor, and honesty.

This Nation can Thank God that President Bush was in office when 9/11 hit and made the decisive decisions necessary to protect this Country. We felt a lot safer with him in office then we do today.

During the eight years of President and Mrs. Bush, we never had to wonder if the White House Christmas decorations were going to be traditional or if the birth of Christ was going to be celebrated -- we knew that they were all about Christmas traditions and the reason for the season -- birth of the Christ child.  Makes you nostalgic for those days! 

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