Dr Mart Laar says "be not afraid"
“Dr. Mart Laar was the prime minister of Estonia from 1992-1994 and 1999-2002. Laar’s free-market reforms took Estonia from a country devastated by Soviet economics to one of the most vibrant in Europe, with a 7% rate of growth and 90% of all enterprises in private hands. He currently lectures all over the world about the flat tax and Estonia’s renaissance.”
That bit above was to introduce the man behind an interesting piece I just read.
After my last post about Jesus being a football fan maybe I am having a midsummer religious “moment”…nah, just a coincidence.
Dr. Laar, or maybe Mart to his friends – he seems like a nice guy – recently lectured at the “Centesimus Annus and the Future of Europe,” part of the Centesimus Annus Lecture Series, on May 4, 2006 in Rome, Italy.
The “punchline” was:
“In this moment the message of John Paul II is especially important. Current leaders must remember to “be not afraid.” They must have the courage to make the necessary decisions even when these are unpopular at the moment. They must not be afraid to raise their voices to protect human dignity and freedom in the countries where these are still oppressed. Only by standing on the side of truth we can create a better world and preserve it for our children and grandchildren.”
Right on. Go Mart go.
You can read the full text here : Estonia and Centesimus Annus: A Universal Message of Hope
and Dr. Laar if you are reading this, please get in touch. I would love to discuss a project we call eFootprint with you….