"Of all the properties which belong to honorable men,
not one is so highly prized as that of character."
Henry Clay
(1777-1852) U. S. Senator, Speaker of the House of Representatives
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The designation to honorable men would here establish said properties as a substantive set of qualities, set apart from corporeal mens norms; an individual of integrity, stead fast in a natural law morality, rectitude in incorruptibility, all while having a decorum of charity towards all men. I have known such honorable men with character. To the detriment of the specie man, such individuals are all but void in the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Hum, Henry Clay was a Nationalist, favoring centralized government and a central bank. The great compromisers statement reeks of anti-state and individual sovereignty. His quote is misleading concerning truth and intent.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    Ronw13, you are absolutely right, that is why I had to define what I was rating with 5 stars.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Absolutely. The hard way is to be always honorable. The easy way is to always appear honorable. Unfortunately, people usually buy the act rather than the reality. An honest person with a few mistakes in their past is not as attractive as a polished actor with teams of folks propping up the image and act -- it is a production. Are we going to keep paying for the show? When will we face reality? What's the price of our own delusion?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Character and Integrity have long been missing off the hill... We will only get them back once we take money and the revolving door out of politics, and introduce term limits (8yrs). And, of course, do away with the blocking of a third party. There's a lot more that is wrong but that's enough for the time being....

     -- Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA     
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