Statesmen vs. Politicians posted on drkatesview

As many of You know, I’m big on Statesmen, all-things Statesmen/Stateswomen and  teeny-weeny-eeny-iota on Politicians. ;-)  Well, I found myself on drkatesview blog while surfin’ the bloody ‘net tonight and upon reading some of her recent posts, I came to realize that we have a lot in common. She has a great blog so check her out, man. I came across her post on Statesmen vs. Politicians which I want to share a bit wit’ you.

drkatesview provides a YouTube clip of Red Beckman’s take on this issue:

  1. A Statesman loves the Constitution.
  2. A Politician hates the Constitution.
  3. A Statesman enforces the Constitution.
  4. A Politician violates the Constitution.
  5. A Statesman uses truth to keep power in the hands of the people.
  6. A Politician uses lies to gain power over the people.
  7. A Statesman‘s primary concern is to secure freedom for future generations.
  8. A Politician’s primary concern is to get elected or re-elected.

Plus six more-

  1. Statesman will not play politics with the people’s money.
  2. A Politician will buy votes with tax money.
  3. A Statesman knows the people must control government.
  4. A Politician believes that government should control people.
  5. A Statesman knows the people must limit government’s power to tax.
  6. A Politician believes government should have unlimited power to tax.
  7. A Statesman gives his allegiance to the people and country.
  8. A Politician gives his allegiance to government.
  9. A Statesman will demand a balanced budget.
  10. A Politician will spend money stolen from future generations(deficit spending).
  11. A Statesman will cause peace.
  12. A Politician will cause wars.

I agree with drkatesview where she writes:

“Pretty stark comparisons, but I bet you all can think of a thousand ways in which your so-called representatives do and do not fit these categories. All candidates must be held up to these ten points of light.”

These Ten points of Light can outshine a Thousand Points of Light, folks. ;-)

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