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From Why I Write (1947)
"I think there are 4 great motives for writing ...
(1) Sheer egoism. Desire to seem clever, to be talked about, to be remembered after death, to get our own back on grown-ups who snubbed you in childhood, etc ...
(2) Aesthetic enthusiasm ...
(3) Historical impulse. Desire to see things as they are, to  find out true factsa and store them up for the use of posterity.
(4) Political purpose - using the word 'political' in the widest possible sense. Desire to push the world in a certain direction, to alter other people's idea of the kind of society that they should strive after ..." 
-George Orwell-

Lietta's Online Writings:

Dying to Preserve the Lies

We have 2 soldiers in Iraq in our family who serve with a belief in our country and it's President's leadership. Soldiers are called to duty, and as civilians, we also have a call to duty. That duty may be a patriotism that doesn't support the President and his government's Lies. I never wanted my young to see war up close and personal like this and I'm not certain the country they left to fight to preserve is the same country they are returning to....

Lietta Ruger,

Profile, Military Family speaking on war in Iraq

Military Families Speak Out Washington State

Lietta Ruger's Swandeer Art Gallery

Mysterium Tremendum

Lietta's sermons at St. Johns Episcopal Parish.

Country Kitchen Coffee Klach

Website on small-town life.

Wee Garden

On gardening on the Washington Coast

Bay Center, Washington.

Arthur's Other Online Writings:

Willapa Magazine

 Progressiveness: Rural Life, Politics, Religion & Other Stuff from Washington Coast

Liberal Christianity in the 21st Century

originally appeared for more than 3 years as my topic at and remains there as an archived topic. This site is my copy of articles written and pertinent discussion board commentary of mine while an editor there as well as writings since that topic was archived there.

Arthur & Lietta Ruger 2002-2008. The American Choice is a  political internet journal based in Bay Center, Washington. The views expressed not authored by Arthur or Lietta Ruger are the writers' own and do not necessarily reflect those of The American Choice or SwanDeer Productions. Permission of author required for reprinting original material, and only requests for reprinting a specific item are considered.