TR: The Original Family Values Social Conservative

“Never will I sit motionless while directly or indirectly apology is made for the murder of the helpless.” Theodore Roosevelt Teddy Roosevelt was convinced that the family was the fundamental cornerstone of society. Anything that eroded the family’s strength or vitality, anything that sought to undermine its authority or integrity, and anything that subverted its holy purpose or virtue was …

TR On Heroes

“Every great nation owes to the men whose lives have formed part of its greatness not merely the material effect of what they did, not merely the laws they placed upon the statute books or the victories they won over armed foes, but also the immense but indefinable moral influence produced by their deeds and words themselves upon the national …

The Panama Canal

President Theodore Roosevelt authorized the start of construction on the Panama Canal on this day in 1904.  The fifty mile canal crossed the Isthmus of Panama and enabled ships to travel from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans without having to undertake the long voyage around South America.  The construction–which continued for just over a decade–involved many innovative engineering and medical advances, employed …

What I’ve Learned from TR

1. The first prerequisite of true leadership is a happy home. The private life is the proving ground for the public life.2. Leadership is the art of pursuing the ideal in the midst of a world that is something less than ideal—and never losing sight …