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Paul Harvey’s Wisdom for Today

Yesterday I wrote a blog, actually copied words from the late great Paul Harvey. I mentioned he was the greatest radio announcer of the twentieth century.

I am going to share more beautiful words with you that came from a book named Paul Harvey’s America which was written by Stephen Mansfield and David A. Holland. It is about the importance of words. God bless, and as Paul Harvey would say, “Here’s the rest of the story.”

From Paul Harvey: You say one picture is worth a thousand words? Well, let’s see about that.

You give me one thousand words and I’ll give you the Lord’s prayer AND the 23rd Psalm; and the Hippocratic Oath; and a sonnet by Shakespeare; and the Preamble to the Constitution; and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address; and I’ll still have enough words left over for just about all of the Boy Scout oath.

And I wouldn’t trade you those things for any picture on earth.”

That is quite beautiful, isn’t it. There have been many forefathers before us with a lot of accumulated wisdom. Shouldn’t we all pause to think about why we are so anxious to disregard their words of wisdom? Now, almost daily, we hear about the destruction of our constitution by liberal voices. What has changed that we no longer want to follow the original words of our framers? Why does something that has been around over two hundred years now have to be changed to fit the times? Does that make sense?

Are we so much smarter than our forefathers that we think we can improve on their thoughts and ideas? We can’t even seem to imagine how the pyramids were built. What makes us so much better today? Technology? I sincerely doubt technology has accomplished anything for the human race in terms of intelligence or reasoning power on a human level. Indeed, we are far advanced in space, but could the average person of today figure out the circumference of the earth by reasoning or a watch as was done back in the time of the early Egyptians? Are we developing cognitive powers today? Or are we just going to allow artificial intelligence to take over all mankind? As you can see, I have a lot of questions and just don’t have answers for all of them. Maybe you?

God bless America, Rick R Redalen, MD, Maverick Doctor

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Dr. Rick is a retired American physician, entrepreneur and philanthropist who has done mission work around the country and around the world. He is now on a mission to improve healthcare in America. Visit or email him at

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