Dr. Bob shares sentiment of Speaker Sam Rayburn / Mark Twain quote

Whether it's attributed to Mark Twain or Rep. Sam Rayburn, it's a sentiment I agree with. Rayburn was considered a man of integrity. He was the longest-serving Speaker of the House – a Democrat who paved way for the Civil Rights movement with the blockage of the Southern Manifesto.

I'll be brief tonight.

Northern, MICH. – Sam Rayburn is believed to have said, "You'll never get mixed up if you simply tell the truth. Then you don't have to remember what you have said, and you never forget what you have said.”

Mark Twain is attributed with the quote, "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."

Makes sense to me. Integrity is achieved first by a commitment to staying honest. It's easy for many but proves difficult for my opponent, Jack Bergman.

The principles we expect from a Congressman – wisdom, justice, courage, and kindness – can create democratic freedom and equality under the law.

Unfortunately, under my opponent's leadership, you're underserved, underrepresented, and unheard. He's made it my duty to run for Congress because the great people of Northern Michigan and the U.P. deserve better.

My bedrock of principles has been shared by great statespersons and literary giants throughout history. I won't match their achievements, but I'll be honored to try.

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