Gerald Ford Once Said…

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was born Leslie Lynch King Jr. on July 14, 1913, and died on December 26, 2006. Gerald served as the 40th Vice President of the United States under Richard Nixon after Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned his position in 1973 due to a federal tax evasion scandal.

Just 8 months after Nixon appointed him his Vice President, Gerald Ford stepped into the office as the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977 after Nixon’s impeachment. This makes Gerald Ford the only person to serve as Vice President and President without being elected by the Electoral College and his 895-day presidency makes it the shortest for those that did not die in office.

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. – Gerald Ford

Some may perceive this quote from Ford as a threat but I just look at it as Ford being honest with just how big our government really is and still is and probably bigger now than it was back during his time at the White House. It is a very poignant statement that the government that is big enough to give you everything also has the same power to take it away. There is so much that needs to be adjusted with the electoral process, laws, and government and it has to start somewhere.

A great nation cannot abandon its responsibilities. Responsibilities abandoned today return as more acute crises tomorrow. – Gerald R. Ford

I believe you cannot abandon or ignore responsibilities. I think perhaps Gerald had a lot on his plate in his years from being on the Warren Commission to being Vice President and President and also to be a husband to Betty Ford. Life is about balance and those things that one sets aside that you need to do will rear their faces up and sometimes demand your attention.

Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively. – Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States

There is so much in life that waivers on the ability to communicate and it is essential to have good communication skills and to learn better ways of communicating what you’re trying to say. For some, it’s easier to write and others will come to you directly and I do a bit of both. Lately, I’ve been writing more because I have found it to be cathartic and healing. It helps have all the things I have buzzing around in my brain to get out so I can sleep better at night. We all communicate in our own way. If I want to talk to you I will, but sometimes I want you to come to me or notice me so I write, I take pictures and I do things and hope that it is noticed. Did you notice this?