June 18th, 2008
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, William Howard Taft.
Let me talk about my fate over here, and that of politicians in
our country in general. We sink or swim not by popularity, votes,
and political alliances, but by what is in our soul. Some of us
simply did not believe in this, so for these souls, the spirit world
has been a great shock.
What usually preoccupies a politician, as politician, is not an
examination of one's soul, but a calculated attempt to maintain
power and defeat one's opponents. Of course, there are all sorts
of shades of behavior in these areas. Mixed in with this is a sincere
desire to represent the country and one's constituents.
So it has often been very hard for us over here, since the ground
rules are completely different. But this I will say, that wherever
a politician has followed his or her heart and conscience, that
politician will find happiness as a result. And this has occurred
I do understand how charged the political atmosphere is in our
country, and my hope is that this message will help our country
to find higher ground.
William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 March 8,
1930) was an American politician, the twenty-seventh President of
the United States, the tenth Chief Justice of the United States,
a leader of the progressive conservative wing of the Republican
Party in the early 20th century, a pioneer in international arbitration
and staunch advocate of world peace verging on pacifism, and scion
of a leading political family, the Tafts, of Ohio.
Taft served as the Solicitor General of the United States, a federal
judge, Governor-General of the Philippines, and Secretary of War
before being nominated for President in the 1908 Republican National
Convention with the backing of his predecessor and close friend
Theodore Roosevelt. (Source: Wikipedia)