Note: This is a 1:1 reposting of this posting. Re-Enjoy:
“‘We hold these truths to be self-evident,’ they said, ‘that all men are created equal.’ Strange as it may seem, that was the first time in history that anyone had ever bothered to write that down. Decisions are made by those who show up.”
President Bartlet in “The West Wing”
If you ever wondered what leaders really are for, this video is for you:
(Yes, this posting is made on the day of the ‘royal’ wedding in England, and that’s not an accident. 😉 But I still wish them luck, they are going to have an … interesting life. And yes, I love democracy.)
[Update during the repost: I think if you want a nation that is «strong and free», you should probably look for the — gasp — Republican Party. Make up your own mind. But do make up your own mind.]
PS: There is a spelling error in the introduction text and “The West Wing” really lost something when Aaron Sorkin left (camera work is kinda shitty too), but still a great speech and a good point.