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Pride: The Siamese Twin Of Weakness

St. Augustine called pride, "a defect of nature."



Chairman’s Column January 2010

By: Bob Schaffer, LPR Chairman



In virtually every instance, weakness threatens freedom. Whether in local law enforcement, international diplomacy or economics, the inability or refusal to protect liberty plunges societies ultimately to the depths of servitude.



The same holds true on the constitutions of… Continue

Added by Bob Schaffer on January 18, 2010 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Force of Leadership

"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it," wrote Virginia Colonist Thomas Jefferson in 1776.



Chairman’s Column

By: Bob Schaffer, LPR Chairman



In considering the quality of leadership, one good indicator of poor quality is a leader’s reliance upon the use of force.



Leadership entails persuasion. This often… Continue

Added by Bob Schaffer on December 10, 2009 at 12:34am — No Comments

The Delusive Phantom of Hope

Patrick Henry properly accredited the rational and theological virtue of hope to “the vigilant, the active, the brave.”

Chairman’s Column

October 2009



The Delusive Phantom of Hope

By: Bob Schaffer, LPR Chairman




Beware the leader who substitutes hope for vision for he will betray you every time.



Hopelessness is commonly equated to unhappiness. If that is true, does having hope mean… Continue

Added by Bob Schaffer on October 22, 2009 at 1:20am — No Comments

Fortitude Is Needed In The Struggle Against Bondage

Plato's philosophical devotion to the concept of fortitude girds today's historical understanding of the cardinal virtue.



Chairman’s Column

By: LPR Chairman, Bob Schaffer



In all our searching for virtuous leaders there is scarce mention anymore of the one foundational virtue upon which so many others stand: Fortitude.



Plato regarded it as a core element of perfect wisdom. He… Continue

Added by Bob Schaffer on September 8, 2009 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Election of '48 Changed History

Who were you backing in the '48 election?

The national contest of 1148 BC had it all -- drama, brutality, decisiveness, lasting results. It was the among the most spectacular and destructive in recorded history. See who won by clicking here. Let's talk about it in Colorado Springs March 6th and… Continue

Added by Bob Schaffer on August 16, 2009 at 4:41pm — No Comments

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