Friday, October 21, 2011


When reading today’s page of the American Patriot’s Almanac there was a statement that caught your Commander’s eyes and attention about Thomas A. Edison. As you probably know he was one of America’s greatest inventors and held patents for over one thousand inventions, such as the light bulb, phonograph, and the motion picture machine to name a few.

Edison is reported to have insisted that hard work was the main reason for his success. “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” He also said “Americans have built a great nation by following that rule.”

Recognizing that the world has changed substantially since Edison spoke those profound words, it is my opinion that maybe our current problems are due to the fact that our current administration, government and a growing percentage of our population is operating on 99 percent faulty inspiration, and only 1 percent perspiration.

Our leadership has lots of ideas that are not working and about 50 percent of our fellow Americans are living on welfare hand-outs without conducting productive endeavors or generating any perspiration.

What do you think?


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