By WILLIAM J. KELLY
In God We Trust
I find it difficult to trust many categories of people these days. We the people are fed outrageous lies and led in the wrong direction by many politicians. Lawsuits without merit are filed by lawyers with collusion of their less-than-honest clients.
Children lie to their parents about drug use and sexual immorality. Teachers, both male and female, violate the standards of behavior their position requires. People run up large credit card debt, do not make the required payments and then declare bankruptcy. So, whom do you trust?
I read in Legal Affairs Magazine about this man who was going to be sued by his credit card company for non-payment. The man said, I would like to file bankruptcy, but I have over $30,000 in my 401K. Will I have to give up my retirement account if I file bankruptcy? You all may know someone who has done this or something similar to it. In this case the man wants to stick the credit company and keep his $30,000, and he can legally do that.
I was thinking about this when I happened to read this article in My Daily Visitor. A team of botanists asked a boy to go over the side of a cliff on a rope to obtain a rare plant. The child agreed, but said he needed some help and walked away. He returned with an older man and said, “I’ll get your plant as long as this man holds the rope. He’s my father.” That boy had complete trust in his father because he knew his father well; not so the botanists. We should believe “In God We Trust” because He is the perfect one. What do you think?
I like Ike
Perhaps you young people born after 1960 need to know that when Dwight D. Eisenhower was running for president in 1952, the favorite political expression was “I LIKE IKE.” I was reminded of this when I saw a painting of President Eisenhower by the famous Norman Rockwell. This painting was so good — well, it was the man. During WWII while visiting London I saw Ike, as we soldiers called him, several times walking down the streets of London as casually as any one of us would walk down a street in our home towns, never a bodyguard present. Once I saw him stop and he was talking and laughing with a small group of GIs. In my opinion, “Ike” was not only a great military commander, but a great commander-in-chief. What do you think?