"To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity."
There is a segment of our society, and a large one, that cares not about convictions or even right and wrong. They just need to be made to feel good. Don't rock the boat and tell me feelgood things.
These people adored Bill Clinton as president because he never did anything out of principle. He will be most noted for his indiscretions than for his statesmanship. His failures to act rather than his accomplishments. He left a lot of people bewildered. And he made a lot of people feel good.
This is why there is such an irrational hatred of President Bush. History will tell if he has been right or wrong, but he has not wavered from the course of his convictions no matter what the criticism. He doesn't tell us meaningless things to make us feel good.
And I am thankful to a just God that we have a man of conviction as our leader and pray that God direct his footsteps as he leads. And, I believe He has.