Immanuel Kant, German philosopher, built his philosophies on three basic ideas.  Everyman has the right to defend him self.  Everything you do should be done with good intentions for the purpose of doing good (no alterior motives), and finally he said that lies were inexusable on every level.

     Arguements against Kant brought on mainly by those who have read Mill, say that the end result justifies the actions that you took to get there. 

     Lies are lies.  In this life we are blessed with a lot of character traits, being able to predict the future is not one of them.  If you lie to people you should be punished accordingly.   If you lie to your mother about smoking pot you should lose personal privelages and possibly face some legal punishment.  If you lie to a country that you represent about reasons for going to war, despite the justifications for doing it, you should be punished.  No more excuses.

     Everyone has heard one or two funny quibs about excuses, “Excuses are like asses, everyone has one and they all stink,…..”.  Stop making excuses.  As the prophetic Yoda says “Do or do not, there is no try.”  Get it done.  If you are going to do something in this life, be honest and complete the task.  There is no room for excuses’ in this country.  We don’t have an image as a healthy country.  We no longer have an image as a just and moral country.  We no longer have the image of a powerful country.

     Stop making excuses and get things done.  I was raised on the theory that you did the things that needed to be done.  Failure was never an option.  This country was built by like minded people.  What would they say now?  Would your God bless the America we live in today?  With animal cruelty, obscene obesity and gluttny, murder, drugs and intoxication and immorality.  The answer is no.  Our God would not bless the America we live in today.  Stop making excuses and make a change.

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