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    From Dwight Eisenhower, General and President and a man of integrity:

    The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.

    Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.


    This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.


    Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.


    We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.


    I have one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?


    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

  • #2
    Ike is wrong : integrity is not needed for successful leadership (besides : the potus is not the leader of the USA. Germany had a leader,and the result was dubious )
    Washington and the world are swamps ful of crocodiles looking for people with integrity . The only way for the US to survive is to have a potus who is scaring the crocodiles ,not only those outside the US,especially not those outside the US. Nixon was successful in his foreign policy, because the crocodiles knew that he would stick at nothing : if necessary,he would order to kill people .From 1977 to 1981 US had a potus who claimed (falsely ) that he was ful of integrity and the result was that he made the US ridiculous .
    Besides : how did Ike become potus ? Not by integrity, but by stabbing knives in the back of people .
    The rule is very simple : if you want to remain honest, don't go to Washington : remain in Topeka ,or equivalent places .

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    • #3
      Ike made his bones as a bag man for Bugout Doug.

      Sat out WW1.

      A weak General who made poor choice.

      A weak POTUS.

      But at least he wasn't found unfit for significant command. You really have to be a screwup for that to happen.
      Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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      • #4
        Eisenhower was recommended for his command in War II by Marshall, not MacArthur. Many regular officers were retained in the United States to train the new draftees for service in France. Bradley was another War II general who had not yet seen combat.

        Eisenhower was a competent president, not a 'weak' one. He served much more competently, honestly, and loyally than the current occupant of the White House. The decision to invade in June 1944 was a brave one, and one that could have failed because of the weather. He wasn't 'weak' and he commanded competently.
        We are not now that strength which in old days
        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Massena View Post
          Eisenhower was a competent president, not a 'weak' one. He served much more competently, honestly, and loyally than the current occupant of the White House. The decision to invade in June 1944 was a brave one, and one that could have failed because of the weather. He wasn't 'weak' and he commanded competently.
          Or Obama, or Clinton, or Nixon, or Carter, or JFK...

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          • #6
            What are you talking about?
            We are not now that strength which in old days
            Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
            Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
            To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Massena View Post
              What are you talking about?
              I was making a comparison between Eisenhower and the Presidents I listed. Eisenhower was much better than any of those listed. They were variously, weak, commanded incompetently, or had little or no moral compass.

              Oh, I should toss in LBJ as well...

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              • #8
                Thanks for clarifying and I agree completely. All you have to do is add Trump, the worst of the bunch.
                We are not now that strength which in old days
                Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Massena View Post
                  Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
                  Conservatives could learn the most from this, for obvious reasons.
                  "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
                  - Benjamin Franklin

                  The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post

                    Conservatives could learn the most from this, for obvious reasons.
                    Agree wholeheartedly. Well done.

                    Some don't understand that the Founders were the liberals, and sometimes radicals, of their day. The United States was born out of a violent revolution, not a Sunday school class.
                    We are not now that strength which in old days
                    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                    • #11
                      And that's why there is only two parties in US since 150 years with nobody daring to put this system at doubt.
                      There are no Nazis in Ukraine. Idiots

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                      • #12
                        Actually, the US began with two different political parties, Federalist and Anti-Federalist and it began with the arguments over the new US Constitution.

                        Other political parties evolved from those two. The Republican party began in the 1850s, for example, and Lincoln was the first Republican president. The current Republican party is not the party of Lincoln and it has devolved into its current disorganization.
                        We are not now that strength which in old days
                        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

                          I was making a comparison between Eisenhower and the Presidents I listed. Eisenhower was much better than any of those listed. They were variously, weak, commanded incompetently, or had little or no moral compass.

                          Oh, I should toss in LBJ as well...
                          Definitely LBJ.

                          Ike was a politician and a bureaucrat. A nice enough guy, but a weak leader, prone to allowing subordinates empire-build to the detriment of the whole.
                          Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                          • #14
                            If Integrity is being touted by the Left, it is because they want to use it as a weapon, Politically.
                            As is always the case with everything that ever catches their attention for more than 3 seconds.
                            "Why is the Rum gone?"

                            -Captain Jack

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Massena View Post
                              Thanks for clarifying and I agree completely. All you have to do is add Trump, the worst of the bunch.
                              I left him off for now because he is still in office. I think it would be unfair to judge him on his presidency until he's out of office in terms of that list. That's all.

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