Who are our heroes?

America’s heroes can be deduced from who our politicians refer to in their speeches. Let’s look at Sarah Palin’s speech for our heroes:

John F. Kennedy:
Our nominee for president is a true profile in courage

Our troops:
[Track] he’ll deploy to Iraq with the Army infantry in the service of his country.
My nephew Kasey also enlisted, and serves on a carrier in the Persian Gulf.

Our families:
We met in high school, and two decades and five children later he’s still my guy
My parents are here tonight, and I am so proud to be the daughter of Chuck and Sally Heath.

Harry Truman:
Long ago, a young farmer and habber-dasher from Missouri followed an unlikely path to the vice presidency.

A writer observed: “We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty, sincerity, and dignity.” I know just the kind of people that writer had in mind when he praised Harry Truman.

But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and … a servant’s heart.

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