Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/10

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Subject: [Leica] Remembering the Reagan years
From: mipaine at (G. Michael Paine)
Date: Thu Jun 10 07:39:19 2004
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While I agree that this political talk really has no place on this 
group, in light of the flames and other political comments I must 
address the use of the word hero.

Is has become the most misused word in the English language.

A here is one who has performed, usually voluntarily, an act above and 
beyond the call of what ever duty he or she is obligated to do. Not 
just someone who is doing his/her duty. Every solder is not a hero, 
every fireman is not a hero, and so on.

And certainly by no stretch of the imagination was Reagan a hero.

So, let us put this word back where it belongs.

Michael Paine

On Jun 10, 2004, at 6:26 AM, B. D. Colen wrote:

> But they didn't, so history says Reagan is a hero.
Against stupidity the Gods themselves struggle in vain. /Schiller/

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