Quote of the day

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.  –  Alexander Haig who was born on this day in 1924.

He also said:

I’m the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president.

One Response to Quote of the day

  1. Gravedodger says:

    Watergate and its aftermath with the dismissal of Agnew and his replacement by Senator Gerald Ford under the process outlined in the constitution defused a political drama that had a potential to cause paralysis of american constitutional practice.
    The flexibility and clarity to replace a very dodgy Vice President in the lead up to the resignation of Nixon a year later led to an almost seamless transition as an example to the rest of the world of democracy in real time action.
    It was down to the integrity of people with the principles of Haig and others who acted in the best interests of the Nation rather than their personal dangers that was so inspiring.


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