Thursday, September 4, 2008

Stand and Deliver

Stand up for each other. We're beautiful, blessed, bountiful America. Stand up. Stand up. Stand up and fight. Nothing is inevitable here. We're Americans. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.

- John McCain, senator and former Vietnam War pilot and prisoner of war in his closing address, Republican National Convention, September 4, 2008


Anonymous said...

You have been living those words for over a year now, haven't you? And your courage and determination have enlightened and inspired many. We can always count on you to deliver.

Gladys Kravitz said...

Thank you!
I try...


McCain's words spoke to me last night because they were exactly what I kept thinking last summer, everytime I heard the phrase 'done deal'. It was defeatest, and as you can see, just plain WRONG.

Anonymous said...

He also mentioned that investors take advantage of Native Americans. I don't trust politicians, but I think McCain is the better choice.

Anonymous said...

Yes, when I read those words, it did bring back memories of summer, 2007!!

John McCain helped formulate IGRA, and has admitted to the mistakes that were made in it, (thank God he realizes them). He promises to fix it. I will vote for him to give him that chance, (I do have other reasons).

Also, he was willing to give his life to this country and almost did. I'm willing to give him my vote and prouldly!! From the daughter of a Pearl Harbor survivor.

carverchick said...

Sound like the longer version of three words used to describe America by an amazing woman when I asked her to tell me what America means to her in three words....words that have resounded in me ever since.

Never give up

and I won't....ever.

Thank you for that.

Carl said...

I was so impressed with his speech. It was the first time that I felt moved by what he said.

Fighting for what is right to make a difference is what it is all about.

Anonymous said...

Those words are inspiring! And you have truly lived it and sacrificed for it.

Don't confuse lofty rhetoric with a history of Senate votes that don't match.

Gladys Kravitz said...

Dear Anon. 11:15,

I never confuse rehtoric with reality.

But those words at the end of McCain's speech did just resonate with me so much that I backed up the DVR, wrote them down, and published them as this blog post.

I was so disgusted last summer with Middleboro's Board of Selectmen when they (incredibly) just gave up and acted as if a casino WERE a done deal.

Of course, the thought of the agreement $$ as easy $$ to pay the bills they couldn't figure out how to pay helped...

Naturally it is the 'easy' way out ("I support the project") because they probably won't be the ones who get hurt.

Gladys Kravitz said...

Addendum Anon. 11:15

Perhaps the reason McCain's ending words also resonated with me so much can be attributed to the fact that he really DID fight so long, and so hard to survive. He could have given up - it would have given him a break from his hell of a life as a P.O.W. But he didn't.

I see so many other politicians or other leaders give up so easily when it serves them or their agendas.

True, politics is a game. And maybe that's the problem. Because when you're fighting against something that's wrong, whether it's a the war, or a casino, or cancer, it's not a game. It's real.

McCain's words about America rang real to me.

carverchick said...

McCain's words about America are real to me also. Hell, I and so many other people I know and those I don't know, live them every single matter what.

If I have learned anything from fighting this battle against a mega-resort casino that threatens eveything we live and work for, from the the people I have met along the way - those who have fought along side the wonderful people of CFO, bloggers, and all those who know we have rights too....I have learned that we dostand up for each other. We are beautiful, blessed and bountiful and we are Americans who never hide from history. We make it....we are making it now.

No Casino!

Raymond Tolosko said...

Good will conquer Evil.

In the end, we will all be able to sleep well at night...can we say the same for the other side?