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« Last Edit: February 09, 2014, 07:33:41 AM by rangerrebew »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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Instead of sending them to a remote country, they are going to China, Norway, Argentina et al. Usually these posts are reserved for professional diplomats who know the country, know the language, understand the culture.

That ticks me off on multiple levels.

How the hell can you be an ambassador if you don't grok the country you are working in? It would seem to be a fundamental requirement for the job. Being able to sling the lingo and knowing at least the basics of polite society where you are going is pretty much a no brainer.
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That ticks me off on multiple levels.

How the hell can you be an ambassador if you don't grok the country you are working in? It would seem to be a fundamental requirement for the job. Being able to sling the lingo and knowing at least the basics of polite society where you are going is pretty much a no brainer.

This, most assuredly, is not part of the Obama administration at any level.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin


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