Principles and Values

Previously, most of this information appeared on the “Seal of Liberty” website that was discontinued in 2014.  The site gave everyone the chance to share their principles and values with others.  When it was founded, Facebook, LinkedIn, AboutMe and other sites with profiles weren’t yet present on the net.

Here are some of the things you might want to know about my principles and values:

My Grandfather, Father-in-law and religion taught me the core values that are now part of my life.  Everyday, some bit of wisdom is offered in many places we frequent, even Facebook.  The trick is get the good ones assimilated and distilled into the fabric of my life.

Here are some additional quotes that are important to me:

“If you help enough other people get what they want, you’ll always have what you want.”

“Build bridges not fences.”

“How can I be helpful . . . to you?”

“You’re either part of the solution or part of the problem.”

“Insight is like a guiding light and just like that light, it moves to constantly show us the way.”

DR Rawson

“There’s no limit to what a man (or woman) can do or where they can go if they don’t mind who gets the credit.”

U. S. President Ronald Reagan

“Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.”

Thomas Carlyle

“One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.”

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

I firmly believe that you can tell a lot about someone when you understand who their heroes and mentors are.  Mine are:


Margaret Rawson, my wife

EJ Rawson, my Father

HH Rawson, my Grandfather

George Washington, PGM, U.S. President

Ronald Reagan, U.S. President

Mahatma Gandhi, Indian President and Leader

Gary Friedman, Friendship

Mark Sanders, Friendship


Myles Lieberstein: For business and family

Harry Harrison: For long life and good friends

Preston M. Jones, PP, PM, 33 degree: For family, Masonry and being a good man

Joe Pendergast, PP, PM, 32 degree: For leadership, Masonry

Jeff Snider: For business, leadership, humility and kindness

Ed Durant: For public speaking, overcoming past hardships

Ed Ramp: For business, leadership, principles and my education