Beauty Contests Bastions of Commitment to Principles & Integrity?
Just one day after learning that Carrie Prejean will keep her Miss California crown, state pageant director Shanna Moakler resigned.
According to a report in Us magazine, the co-pageant director and former Miss USA said it was “in her best interest to resign.”
"I cannot with a clear conscious move forward supporting and promoting the Miss Universe Organization when I no longer believe in it, or the contracts I signed committing myself as a youth," she said. "I want to be a role model for young [women] with high hopes of pageantry, but now feel it more important to be a role model for my children. I am sorry and hope I have not let any young supporters down but wish them the best of luck in fulfilling their dreams." Source US Magazine
ALL USA POLITICIANS NEED TO MARK APRIL 19, 2009 AND MAY 13, 2009 ON THEIR CALENDARS.
In the course of less than 30 days 2 of the most unlikely people from the unlikeliness corners of the United States Realm, demonstrated more character and integrity in a few moments than the entire United States Congress has in the last 30 years.
On April 19, 2009 Carrie Prejean, a young California woman and contestant forfeit the goal she had long aspired to in favor of her principles when she answered a question on gay marriage from her heart and on principle but in a manner not consistent with the Perspective of Political Correctness that dominated that venue. In one sudden and courageous moment, Carrie Prejean decided that her principles and beliefs could not be bought with the promise of a glittering Crown and the Title of Miss USA. Regardless of your position on gay marriage, you have to recognize and admire the character, integrity, commitment to principle and poise that not bending to the political inclinations prevailing in that venue and forever forfeiting the goal to which she had for so long aspired, represents. While the Thought police continue to mete out retribution for her adhering to principle in the form disclosing breast implants and risque' photos, my deepest respect to the young lady from California that placed Principal over personal gain. Salute...!
But then, today - May 13, 2009, Gracefully emerging from that same unseemly corner of the American Realm comes the resignation of Shanna Moakler, the Director of the Miss California Pageant. On Principle, Ms. Moakler resigned inferring a belief that she felt Carrie Prejean should have been stripped of her Miss California crown for violations of her contract. While others are salivating over the controversy surrounding these 2 women, I again pay homage to a woman who placed adherence to her principles over personal gain. In the later case, perhaps her courage was even greater than Ms. Prejeans since she has those many years of experience to fully understand and appreciate the full repercussions her actions may have on her career. Again, whether you agree with Ms. Moakler's motivations or not, Ms. Moakler placed Principal over Personal Gain and despite probably understanding the likely consequences. Ms. Moakler, I salute your character, Integrity and Commitment to Principle.
IN THESE DAYS OF DUPLICITY, CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND BREACH OF THE PUBLIC TRUST BY OUR POLITICIANS, THESE 2 WOMEN HAVE BECOME THE SYMBOLS OF COMMITMENT TO PRINCIPAL OVER PERSONAL GAIN AND DESPITE POSSIBLE RETRIBUTION... Again, Salute
In the next election, can we boot out all of the incumbent politicians, regardless of Political affiliation and elect new people whose principles include concern for the welfare of the country and the general citizenry. And it would it be too much to ask that said new politicians' commitment to principle would be stronger than their susceptibility to the temptation of personal gain and greater than their concern of possible retribution. Along those same lines, would it be too much to ask for a new generation of politicians that placed the welfare of the country over loyalty to their party?
I will admit it. I always viewed beauty pageants and beauty Contest Contestants with some degree of contempt. I am guilty of stereotyping them as superficial, scheming, vapid persons who got by on their Good Looks and the use of duct tape to prevent wardrobe malfunctions and to keep other things in the right place.
How is it that I could have been so wrong? I sincerely apologize those many Pageant Contestants that I so wrongly mis-stereotyped. That having been said, Does the future of our country really depend on the Commitment to Principle and the willingness to accept personal sacrifice, as demonstrated by these Pageant people, inspiring our politicians to the same level of Commitment to Principle?
These things were on my mind.
Your Fellow Sovereign Citizen (As defined by the Founding Father not Anarchists)
The Cynical Patriot