"The truth is always the strongest argument."
Frederick the Great
(1712-1786) King of Prussia, Frederick II
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Very little "truth" comes out of Washington regardless of who is in control.
 -- jim k, Austin,tx     
    And there hasn't been much of a strongest argument anywhere in Amerika for a long time (there's always an exception to the rule, where some politician, officer, employee, etc. somewhere will slip up and argue the truth).
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Yesterday, for the first time in history the 112th Congress read the entire Constitution to the House. Is it a sign of things to come or are they just putting on a better show than usual?
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Hear, hear! Getting the truth requires two things, the telling of it, and the discerning of it. The truth can be right in front of our eyes, but if we have not the ability to discern truth from untruth, one can remain lost and confused. The degree to which we cling to untruth as truth (because we have so much invested in it) determines how 'enlightened' we will be. We have to be willing to put our sacred cows up to scrutiny time and time again with a willingness to see them for what they are -- knowing that in this life we are often deceived by others, of course, and also by ourselves.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Honesty to stand as a leader, Charity to walk as a leader.ref (R.V.Pittman). All though Frederick the Great would not grant a social contract to the common man because it would limit his power. His French enfluance and observed execution of his best friend by his father did mold him with compassion. Truth with discretion will keep a polititions head on his sholders.
     -- Ron, Salem     
    The truth may be the strongest argument but unfortunately, as our current situations dictates, it doesn't take precedents over lies. Telling the truth can be hurtful to your life as shown recently in the back of a dumpster. When you tell the truth you must be sure that you can protect yourself from mediocrity and the status quo for it is they that run our country.
     -- RBESRQ     
    Thanks a lot! For your encouragement is unconsciously liberating nations and also building a new future! Without knowledge people suffer (Bible).
     -- Sentle Mokori, _nil_     
    The truth, is what our Nation is founded on, the truth, is in sore need. The truth, will set us free.
     -- Kimo, lahaina     
     -- zeshu.., lahore     
    Not that, you hold anything against me, but I strongly believe that, "the only real mistake is the one from which I learn nothing"
     -- Abel Sentle Mokori, Pretoria     
    A theological blindness is every theology that is, on the one hand, aware on a changing world situation and is on the other hand, remains entirely blind to interpret its message in such context.
     -- Abel Sentle Mokori, Pretoria     
    Aristotle says "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it".
     -- Sentle Mokori, Pretoria     
    Aristotle says ''I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self''. But I would say I count him braver who let go and God go; for there is nothing impossible with him.
     -- Sentle Mokori, Pretoria     
    Food 4 thoughts - Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained (CS Lewis).
     -- Sentle Mokori, pretoria     
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