The CEO of Starbucks visited West Point, the US Military Academy, where he saw three words over and over again: Duty, Honor, Country. He told Meet The Press this morning that if Congress and the White House adopted these principles America would be a better America. I believe if CAI adopted these principles as it public policy America would be a better America. I believe by adopting these principles the alleged purpose as advertised by CAI to build vibrant and healthy communities could be achieved.
Unfortunately we live in a society where there is widespread adoption of the principle of political correctness, not ethical or moral correctness, but political correctness; where activist Supreme Courts redefine the traditional and long held meaning of words and concepts like, “public use” replaced by “public purpose” and corporations are real people and not ficticous people; and where strict interpretations of the law serve the special interests over the intent and purpose of the Constitution, like HOAs are not governments. I agree with Starbuck’s CEO – Congress and the White House must return to these three basic principles to make a better America.
Over the years West Point produced such notable military leaders as Ulysses S. Grant (Pres. of US), Robert E. Lee, John J. Pershing (WWI), Douglas MacArthur (received Medal of Honor, as did his father; “American Caesar” of postwar Japan), George C. Marshall (Army Chief of Staff and FDR’s chief military advisor was denied by FDR to lead European invasion as FDR needed him in Washington; later Secretary of State; Marshall Plan for European recovery after WWII), Dwight D. Eisenhower Pres. of US), George C Patton, Omar Bradley and many others.
Where are the statesmen of this caliber today? Nowhere to be found!