In the early 1930's while working in FDR's first administration, famed author Napoleon Hill wrote his classic tome on success entitled "Think and Grow Rich". The book is a case study of the science of success. The gist of the book is that true wealth in life is not measured by finances alone, but by other more precious principles.
The author, Hill, was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie for no money, to interview the most successful people in the country and develop the science of success so that it could be memorialized and taught to everyday, ordinary Americans. Carnegie did not give Hill a dime, he simply introduced him to various people like Edison and Henry Ford, and Hill did the rest. The book was a huge success and Hill became wealthy even though he wasn't subsidized directly by Carnegie. Imagine that.
The book outlines several principles of success, one of which is the mastermind principle. Simply put, the mastermind is a process by which individuals associate themselves with other successful individuals in order to learn from them. The idea is to avoid folks who are negative and who will not support you fully in achieving your dreams. Quite simply, it's what your mother meant when she warned you not get in with the wrong crowd.
The idea of the mastermind is to seek out positive influence and that by associating in a coordinated fashion with successful people, you can achieve so much more in less time than you ever could on your own. For example, in the book Hill points out that Henry Ford's dream of an affordable automobile for every American took a quantum leap forward, after Ford made the acquaintance of Thomas Edison.
As for Hill himself he was a great admirer of Abraham Lincoln and when faced with challenges in his life would often ask himself, what would Lincoln do? What does all of this have to do with "The One" you ask. The answer is, a great deal. Let's look at Obama's "mastermind". Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dorhn, Reverend Wright, Fr. Pfleger, Tony Rezko, Acorn, the Black Panthers, Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Planned Parenthood, and NOW. A veritable who's who of terrorists, criminals, Marxists, and America haters. What question(s) does Obama ask himself when he's faced with a challenge in the Oval Office? I shudder to think what it could be.
Contrast that with John McCain who speaks of his father and grandfather, war heroes both, as well as Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. You know what he'll do when faced with a challenge. He will put America first. We know that because he we know his record and we know his associations, of which he can be proud.
More importantly, let's put to rest once and for all the bogus defense put up by Obama supporters on the issue of his associations. Conservatives and Republicans are constantly accused of guilt by association, which is a baseless charge. For the record, guilt by association would be saying something to the effect of that I as an American of Italian descent must be in the Mafia because there are Italian - Americans in the Mafia. That is guilt by association whereby I am linked to criminal activity in my example, with no evidence other than my sharing an ethnic background with some people who happen to commit crime.
What we are talking about here, are what are the greatest influences in the life of the man who could become the next President of the United States. This is a very serious issue of which all Americans have an absolute right to know. Unfortunately, Obama has been hiding under the cover provided by the dinosaur media. He and they do no want us to know the full extent of his nefarious associations, because if disclosed his candidacy would go up in flames. Despite this media conspiracy to hide the truth, the evidence is in regarding Obama's "mastermind" and it is overwhelming. Be afraid my fellow Americans, be very afraid.
Sunday reflection: Luke 24:35-48
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