The challenge of our choosing our leadership in Theodore Roosevelt’s words.

“There are good men and bad men of all nationalities, creeds and colors; and if this world of ours is ever to become what we hope some day it may become, it must be by the general recognition that the man’s heart and soul, the man’s worth and actions, determine his standing.”

Speaking to the people

Speaking to the people

“Let us, as we value our own self-respect, face the responsibilities with proper seriousness, courage, and high resolve. We must demand the highest order of integrity and ability in our public men who are to grapple with these new problems. We must hold to a rigid accountability those public servants who show unfaithfulness to the interests of the nation or inability to rise to the high level of the new demands upon our strength and our resources. Of course we must remember not to judge any public servant by any one act, and especially should we beware of attacking the men who are merely the occasions and not the causes of disaster.”

“We cannot possibly do our best work as a nation unless all of us know how to act in combination as well as how to act each individually for himself.”

“No prosperity and no glory can save a nation that is rotten at heart. We must ever keep the core of our national being sound, and see to it that not only our citizens in private life, but, above all, our statesmen in public life, practice the old commonplace virtues which from time immemorial have lain at the root of all true national wellbeing.”

“This country will not permanently be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a reasonably good place for all of us to live in.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt

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IMAX National Park Adventure

I was fortunate enough to be part of the launch of the IMAX film “National Park Adventure” at the OMNI Theater at the Science Museum of Minnesota this past weekend.    This is a must see film for you and your family.  You will see the most amazing places this great country has to offer.

Along with beautiful scenery, you will understand the important role President Roosevelt played in the expansion of our National Parks, the legacy that is left behind for all to enjoy!    But don’t take my word for it.  Get in your car and find out for yourself.