Being disgusted with the current goings-on of conservatives at all levels, and what seems to me to be a naked power-lust removed from concepts of honor and decency, I went to the dictionary to see what it had to say about "honor" to see I remembered it correctly Merriam-Webster said,
1 a: good name or public esteem : reputation b: a showing of usually merited respect
No, that's not it
2: privilege had the honor of joining the captain for dinner
3: a person of superior standing —now used especially as a title for a holder of high office
I don't think so.
4: one whose worth brings respect or fame : credit an honor to the profession
None of that here
5: the center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon
You're kidding me. That's number 5???
6: an evidence or symbol of distinction: as a: an exalted title or rank b (1): badge, decoration (2): a ceremonial rite or observance ... c: an award in a contest or field of competition darchaic : a gesture of deference : bow eplural (1): an academic distinction conferred on a superior student (2): a course of study for superior students supplementing or replacing a regular course
7: chastity, purity
And that's not archaic?
8 a: a keen sense of ethical conduct : integrity b: one's word given as a guarantee of performance
No wonder we're in trouble, it's all the way down at definition number 8.
There is no honor in someone who willfully lies, deceives, and misleads for the sake of power--whether political or ecclesiastical.
There is no honor in the Republican Senators who privately say that McCain's temper is not appropriate for president, yet who endorse him anyway.
There is no honor in a candidate and campaign who lie about everything (ie, the support of the Bridge to Nowhere (she was before it before she was against it).
There is no honor in the Republicans who know Sarah Palin is completely unqualified for the office of VP, but who support her anyway.
There is no honor in sending operatives to Alaska to shut up the opposition and the corruption investigation.
There is no honor in a party that excoriates John Kerry's war service while going ballistic when Gen Wesley Clark points out the obvious fact that simply being a POW does not qualify McCain to be President.
And there is no honor left in a country that tolerates such naked grabs for power without demanding HONOR, decency, and integrity.