Posted by $ Dobrien 5 months ago to History
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POTUS 45 by Rudyard Kipling
SOURCE URL: https://youtu.be/NyXCiqgnFqE

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  • Posted by $ puzzlelady 5 months ago
    This is the poem read at Ayn Rand's funeral. I hope you all knew that. Kipling (one p, not two) captured the wisdom of the ages, and never mind that it came from the era of peak British colonialism.
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    • Posted by $ 5 months ago
      Thanks Kate. That is interesting. More interesting is your life story ThanQ for sharing.
      From your biography.
      People should be decent to each other (no wars). The world seeks to find the dynamic balance between the needs and rights of the many... and the rights and needs of the one. For happiness in life, one needs to "fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds' worth of distance run" (Kipling). The protection of the right to do so, and to what one has earned, should be the prime directive of government. Love wins!

      I believe our constitution serves that purpose.
      It’s a pleasure to read your contributions.

      Peace to you,
      Dan O

      Sorry for the spelling error.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 5 months ago
    I love this poem. It seems familiar, as if I heard it long ago as an adolescent before I understood it.

    I had to look up the word "sinew".

    It reminds me of a Buddhist book I read... and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

    The people is concise and poignant... at least to me.

    I'm surprised I haven't heard this poem and am glad I saw it here.
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