We all make choices in life, and with those choices come consequences – good or bad.  It’s interesting that on this day in 1933, Adolf Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany.  We all saw how that turned out – a very bad consequence – for everyone.

Hitler ruined that mustache for everybody. [I]t’s an interesting mustache, and now nobody can wear it…  – Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel, and Jeff Schaffer

Also on this day in 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.  Such a peace-loving individual whose life influenced countless others – definitely a good consequence – for everyone.

Let’s make good choices in life that lead to good positive consequences.  You may think that what you do with your life is nobody’s business.  It’s only true to a certain extent.  A person who is determined to self-destruct almost never keeps their plan to themselves.  What you do with your life will eventually affect others in your family or your circle of friends.CHOOSE YOUR ROAD (2)

It’s interesting that there are almost no references or quotes from Hitler, but I see Gandhi quotes everywhere.  The world needs to be influenced by good, peace-loving people.  We want to hear what they have to say so that we are encouraged on our journey.

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.  – Mahatma Gandhi 

There are no common traits between Hitler and Gandhi except they both lived as men on this planet.  The compare portion of my essay would almost certainly be the shortest part of the paper.  They were born, they lived, and they died – one by his own hand because he was about to be found out and one much more innocent – at the hand of an assassin.

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.  Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.   – Mahatma Gandhi

Why are the guilty left to injure others and the innocent killed by assassins?  God has the answer – I sure don’t.  :-/







2-12 HONEST ABEPoliticians aren’t the only ones with the power to declare a crisis…  Regular people can too.  Slavery wasn’t a crisis for American elites until abolitionism turned it into one… Sex discrimination wasn’t a crisis until feminism turned it into one.  – Naomi Klein

Abraham Lincoln grew up on the western frontier in Kentucky and Indiana.  He became a lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader and member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1834 to 1846.  He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1846 and was instrumental in modernizing the economy through banks, tariffs, and railroads.  He opposed to the Mexican-American war, which was unpopular among Illinois voters, so he returned to Springfield and resumed his successful law practice.

Lincoln reentered politics in 1854 and became a leader in building the new Republican Party, which had a statewide majority in Illinois.  He spoke out against slavery in a debate with Stephen A. Douglas but lost the U.S. Senate race to Douglas.

In 1860 Lincoln secured the Republican Party presidential nomination as a moderate from a swing state.  He had little support in the slave holding states of the South, but swept the North and was elected president in 1860.  He served as the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.  He led the U.S. through the Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis.  He did so while preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, strengthening the federal government, and modernizing the economy.

I pray for a person with these qualities to be elected President of the United States in 2016.  We’ve had the most divisive, immoral, dishonest and anemic country in our history.

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.  – Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Lincoln’s nickname was “Honest Abe”.  How comforting would it be to know your commander and chief has such a reputation and lived above-board.  He was a Christian and had good morals and stood on solid moral ground.  We need a person in office that does more than talk a good talk.  As a Republican, I’d love to see a person step boldly forward and declare they have a real plan moving forward.  We need to be united and encouraged about the future in a very real way.

America needs a Christian leader.  A leader who embraces honesty and justice and seeks to lift the American people higher.  We need someone much like Honest Abe.  🙂