Should CAI’s public policy embrace “Duty, Honor, Country”?

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!

Published in: on November 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm  Comments (5)  
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  1. Over the years West Point produced such notable military leaders as … Colin Powell (became Secretary of State)

    Colin Powell did not attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. He received his commission through the R.O.T.C. program at the City College of New York.

    • Thanks for the correction. I just missed him when I attended CCNY.

  2. When you boil down the problem to its essence, it is a matter of whether people choose to be self-serving or choose to serve others.

  3. This is a great post…

  4. Absolutely! If we all adopted this motto as the guiding principle in our daily lives, America will be a better country. The same if we followed the Ten Commandments. Is it actually going to happen? Of course not, but reality should not stop most of us trying to live up to it. This will make America better.

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