Li: ritual, propriety, etiquette. Hsiao: love within the family (parents for children and children for parents. Yi: righteousness--the noblest way to act in a situation. Xin: honesty and trustworthiness. Jen: benevolence, humaneness towards others. Chung: loyalty to the state and authority. --Confucius (Kong Fuzi)

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I believe the past is relevant, sometimes more than others of course. In most cases we are seeing history being repeated, so it is most relevant.

Monday, March 23, 2015

What does Giuliani know about love of country?

UPDATE 3-22-2015

  • Mitt Romney's grandfather fled America to pursue a polygamist lifestyle imagein Mexico. Barack Obama's grandfather fought in WWII.
  • Barrack Obama eligibility to be President was challenged on the basis of accusations that he wasn't born in America. Presidential Candidates John McCain and Ted Cruz were not born in America.
  • Barrack Obama has produced his birth certificate. John McCain still hasn't produced his.
  • Even though he belonged to the same church for 20 years he has had his faith repeatedly challenged. Yet, most of the country remembers his pastor, Rev Jeremiah Wright, but hardly anyone can recognize the name of John McCain's pastor, or know the name of his church, or denomination.
  • Barrack Obama has been married to the same women for most of his life. John McCain and Rudy Giuliani have been married several times and divorced wives under questionable circumstances.

So why is Barrack Obama’s upbringing and lifestyle constantly being criticized?

Original Post:
You know, I can be very critical of our country's past and of its policies. But that's not only my right, its also my duty. I enlisted and served for four years in the Army even though I doubted our involvement in the Viet Nam War. I believe it is our responsibility to dissent when our conscious calls for it. Now if anyone thinks that means I don't love my country then you can just pucker-up and plant one on my largest cheek.

This self-righteous, pious, draft dodging political hack who has made a second career and millions of dollars by ending every sentence with the words nine-eleven is the last person qualified to set in judgment about someone else's 'love of country'.  GlennDL

Rudy Giuliani knows a lot about love., Love of country:

“Ask Regina Peruggi, the second cousin he grew up with and married, who was "offended" when Rudy later engineered an annulment from the priest who was his best man on the grounds, strangely enough, that she was his cousin. Or ask Donna Hanover, the mother of his two children, who found out he wanted a separation when he left Gracie Mansion one morning and announced it at a televised press conference.

Or ask Judi Nathan, his third wife, whom he started dating while still married to Hanover and New York mayor. In two SUVs, he and an entourage of six or imageseven cops traveled 11 times to Judi's Hamptons getaway at a taxpayer cost of $3,000 a trip. That's love.

The onetime presidential candidate also revealed at the party that Obama "doesn't love America," an echo of a speech he'd delivered to delirious cheers in Arizona a week earlier when he declared: "I would go anywhere, any place, anytime, and I wouldn't give a damn what the President of the United States said, to defend my country. That's a patriot. That's a man who loves his people. That's a man who fights for his people. Unlike our President."

Rudy may have forgotten the half-dozen deferments he won ducking the Vietnam War, even getting the federal judge he was clerking for to write a letter creating a special exemption for him. And remember Bernie Kerik? He's the Giulaini police commissioner, business partner and sidekick whose nomination as homeland security secretary narrowly preceded indictments. He then did his national service in prison.”

“…Giuliani went so far as to rebuke the President for not being "brought up the way you were and the way I was brought up through love of this country," a bow no doubt to the parenting prowess of Harold Giuliani, who did time in Sing Sing for holding up a Harlem milkman and was the bat-wielding enforcer for the loan-sharking operation run out of a Brooklyn bar owned by Rudy's uncle.

Though Rudy cited Harold throughout his public life as his model (without revealing any of his history), he and five Rudy uncles found ways to avoid service in World War II. Harold, whose robbery conviction was in the name of an alias, made sure the draft board knew he was a felon. On the other hand, Obama's grandfather and uncle served. His uncle helped liberate Buchenwald, which apparently affected him so deeply he stayed in the family attic for six months when he returned home.

Rudy also said Obama is "more of a critic than he is a supporter of America," an odd admonition coming from a security salesman who told a Tijuana audience of consulting clients in October: "America needs to stop lecturing other countries and start working on how to stop drug use in its citizens," shifting the onus for the Mexican drug trade onto us. He's a consultant in Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, the very countries where right-wing governments, traffickers and/or gangs are driving children and teenagers across the U.S. border.”

source: The Daily News

Obama and “American Exceptionalism”

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