"My father taught that the only helping hand
you're ever going to be able to rely on
is the one at the end of your sleeve."
J. C. Watts, Jr.
(1957- ) US Congressman from Oklahoma (R), former quarterback in the Canadian Football League
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Unless by due-process you can rob it from everyone else...
 -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    This is true unless the statists cut that hand off of the end of your sleave. He certainly used that hand to extend his term limits beyond the pledge, but it does not diminish the truth and his father took no pledge such as that.
     -- Gölök Zoltán Leenderdt Franco Buday, Vancouver, GVRD(Paine Cnty), Coastal Lwr Mainland BC(State of Neo Sumer), U.S. of Eh!     
     -- Anonymous, Raleigh, NC      
    ... RESPONSIBILITY ... and yes, term limits are better.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
     -- Steve, Nashua, NH      
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    There are others as reliable as ones self. If, it were not for the state of rescue, there would never be a state of Liberty for the individual, or a nation. Responsibility is taught, of two ways, through a nurturing of compassion and respect , or contempt of your fellow human being ! Ego's swell with self accomplishment, when there is not trust or respect for God.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
     -- jim k, Austin      
    Ron13, thank you
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Good point, Ron. Giving a helping hand to another is a blessing, a grace, a gift, and that is what makes it that much more special. We may hope for a helping hand, but in the long run, it is the exception more than the rule. All-in-all, good advice from a father to a son. ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- jim k, Austin      
    His father was right--that and the Lord.  
     -- empty pockets, NOLa     
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