Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thank you, Paul Weyrich.


Paul Weyrich has passed away. The world is diminished by his absence. I first saw him on TV about 14 years ago. He had a program on his satellite station, NET Network. I greatly admire his integrity and his character. When I started to feel cynical, or despaired the lack of honor and honesty in politics it was the thought that he was active and respected in politics that helped keep me from giving up on the country. I did not share his religious beliefs but I greatly respected his uncompromising devotion to his faith. He was a credit to his church and a blessing to this country. I wish I knew of another of his caliber.

Thank you, Sir, for all that you have done for America and all that you have unknowingly given to me. You have inspired me with your character and wisdom and set a standard I have and will strive to honor, though I can never match it. May you find peace and rest.


Homekeeping Heart said...

What a nice tribute!

Hoping all is well with you, Mac, and that you're holidays are lovely.

Machinist said...

Thank you, Laurie. All is well here. I keep checking in at your blog. I hope you and your family are having a good time and that things are well for you.

It is a treat when you stop by!

ReformingGeek said...

I agree. That was very nice. It seems like we've had too many folks pass away lately. So sad.

Take care.

Machinist said...

Thank you, ReformingGeek. It's true. Of course at my age it is more common to loss folks but he was too young still. He slipped on some ice in the 90s and has suffered ever since, yet he stayed active and envolved. I am embarrassed at how little I do when I think of his suffering and remember how he still seemed cheerful and positive when I saw him. I hope his family finds comfort in their faith.