posted on Oct, 1 2006 @ 02:21 AM
Originally posted by Nygdan
Clearly, Dubya Bush belongs in it. No matter what anyone thinks about his politics, everyone agrees that pretty much everyone hates him, and
yet he goes one.
As much as I might not like to admit it, and as much as George W. Bush is a figure that is generally thought of as a negative figure during these
turbulent times, I would have to agree with Nygdan.
If George W. Bush was genuinely "his own man" and not a puppet
of industry, then yes, I would have to say that George W. Bush is a figure
that might be included in an updated Profiles in Courage.
It would take genuine courage to face the derision and anomysity that President Bush presently faces in order to stay true to his
principles. If G.W.Bush sincerely believed that the course of action he is presently taking is, in his heart, the "right" thing to do, then yes, he
should be a Profile in Courage.
Of course, there are a lot of "if's" in my statement. But I feel compelled to give him the benefit of the doubt. I might not agree with the
President's actions and I might not even like him however, IF he genuinely felt that what he was doing was what he truly believed was the best for
this nation then I have to give him my vote.
A man doesn't always have to be right to be courageous. Courage is often reflected by one's steadfast belief in one's own principles and heartfelt
beliefs. There were dozens of men before the Wright Brothers, for instance, who gave their own lives for their beliefs that they were correct in
their assumptions about the nature of flight. They might have been wrong but, still, they were brave.
Others that I would include in an "updated" version of these Profiles in Courage would include President Ronald Reagan, Martin Luther King, Robert
F. Kennedy and President Harry Truman. All of these men faced criticism, adversity and even death clinging to their principles and values.