Monday, September 13, 2010

You Can Change the World

Building on the theme of the Restoring Honor rally and my subsequent stumbling across the words of John Adams' grandson, I now bring you something from 1951.

The general idea is that the 2010 elections are extremely important, but they're not enough. This tells us that we must be the kind of populace that will produce great leaders. And the following video is a message that it's not enough to sit around and complain. All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.

This was a movie made in 1951. It stars many big Hollywood names of the time, specifically Jack Benny, Eddie Anderson (most everyone called him Rochester), Bing Crosby, Loretta Young, Irene Dunne, Bob Hope, William Holden, and others. Bing was a Catholic, Jack was a non-practicing Jew, and I'm not sure about the others. The point is that even though I'm sure they all disagreed on the finer points of their faith, or lack thereof, none of them shied away from the idea that Divine Providence had a hand in shaping our nation.

If you have time, watch it all the way to the end where Jack reads the words of Lincoln. That's my favorite part.

1 comment:

Bill589 said...

Hollywood sure has changed. Too bad.

Thank you for the great movie.