CAMPAIGN 2016: Looking for a little wisdom from past leaders

Loyalty to country ALWAYS.

Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.

— Mark Twain

We are watching something historic this year...  many people switching political parties because they don't like their candidate. Both parties. Famous people and everyday people.

Add to that Congress' 11% approval rating (just above their all-time low), means 9 out of 10 America's don't like what Congress is — or perhaps — isn't doing.

In a nation known for its leadership, we don't like our leaders much right now.

 Carl Francis



SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS (1835 – 1910) was better known by his pen name Mark Twain. He was an American writer of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), often called the Great American Novel.

Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. After an apprenticeship with a printer, Twain worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to a newspaper. He later became a riverboat pilot.

Twain's wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Though Twain earned a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he invested in ventures that lost a great deal of money, and eventually he filed for bankruptcy. With the help of oil tycoon Henry Huddleston Rogers, Twain got back on his feet and eventually repaid all his creditors in full, though he had no legal responsibility to do so.

William Faulkner called Twain the Father of American literature.

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