|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mayflower Compact:
Mr. William Brewster Gilbert Winslow
Isaac Allerton Edmund Margesson
Miles Standish Peter Brown
John Alden Richard Bitteridge
John Turner George Soule
Francis Eaton Edward Tilly
James Chilton John Tilly
John Craxton Francis Cooke
John Billington Thomas Rogers
Joses Fletcher Thomas Tinker
John Goodman John Ridgate
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The United States Constitution:
until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services,
a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during
the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive
within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the
following Oath or Affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that
I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States,
and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the
Constitution of the United States."
Section 2. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army
The United States Constitution
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister:
found myself in the society of the General.
He was sipping whiskey and plain water. "I am a rough soldiers sir," he
explained to me, "and I keep to the simple beverage of the camp. Had we
not 'rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not
of'?" And he waved a stately hand at my horse's neck. "You are
acquainted with the works of Shakespeare?"
I replied that I had a moderate knowledge of them, and assured him that a
horse's neck was very simple.
"Doubtless, sir; but a veteran is ever old-fashioned."
"Papa," said Hortense, "don't let the sun shine upon your head."
"Thank you, daughter mine." They said no more; but I presently felt that