<strong>Instead of doing the difficult thing for the benefit of all their compatriots and becoming great in the process, they elected to remain small.</strong>

The 12 members of Congress selected to form the "supercomittee" had an opportunity to do something great for their country and, in turn, become great men and women. Had their task been given to 12 members of the armed forces, it would have been accepted as a mission to be accomplished at all hazards.

Soldiers would have put their heads together, figured it out, supported one another, aided one another and persevered until the mission was, indeed, accomplished. Failure would not have been an option. Unfortunately the task was given to men and women who lacked the vision, nobility and moral wherewithal to do the job. Instead of doing the difficult thing for the benefit of all their compatriots and becoming great in the process, they elected to remain small.

Lanning M. Porter

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