What I stand for
"I would sooner lose in a right cause than win in a wrong cause. As long as I can distinguish between right and wrong, I shall do what I believe to be right—whatever the consequences" William E. Borah
"No public official who conscientiously discharges his duty will desire to deny those whom he serves the right to discuss his official conduct."
The New York World, August 13, 1896
"Among the free peoples who govern themselves there is but a small field of usefulness open for the men of cloistered life who shrink from contact with their fellows. Still less room is there for those who deride of slight what is done by those who actually bear the brunt of the day; nor yet for those others who always profess that they would like to take action, if only the conditions of life were not exactly what they actually are. The man who does nothing cuts the same sordid figure in the pages of history, whether he be a cynic, or fop, or voluptuary. There is little use for the being whose tepid soul knows nothing of great and generous emotion, of the high pride, the stern belief, the lofty enthusiasm, of the men who quell the storm and ride the thunder. Well for these men if they succeed; well also, though not so well, if they fail, given only that they have nobly ventured, and have put forth all their heart and strength."
Theodore Roosevelt, Citizenship in a Republic, 1910
|words of reason and trust|
|Thank you for speaking up with decency and fairness, treating editors as living people, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:41, 16 February 2012 (UTC)|
- I'd rather have this than a real Yogo sapphire! But thank you, I do try.--Wehwalt (talk) 12:45, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
"I may not be perfect, but I'll always try" … "What if I change the world?" ... "and I'll savor every moment of this"
Barnstars, Medals, and Awards
Featured article firsts
Principal writer of:
- First article about a single election to be a featured article, United States Senate election in California, 1950.
- First article about a Soviet leader to be a featured article, Nikita Khrushchev.
- First article about a British prime minister to be featured, Neville Chamberlain.
- First article about a Canadian prime minister to be featured, John Diefenbaker.
- Only article about an Australian prime minister to be featured.Gough Whitlam (Former featured article rewritten and salvaged).
- First member of the Nazi Party to have a featured article, Albert Speer.
- First article about a Broadway musical, Flower Drum Song.
- First article on a US coin type, Shield nickel.
Imperial Triple Crown jewels
Thank you for contributions to the project, Great work, especially on Albert Speer - I see you were able to address several issues during the FAC. May you wear the crowns well. Cirt (talk) 04:15, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks to access provided by the bands involved, I've been able to take pictures of the following bands and include the images in their articles. I thank the bands for their courtesy in allowing me to help build an encyclopedia:
|“||Wehwalt seems to have taken the Wiki title for being a lawyer who knows how to write cogently and comically ...||”|
|— Wikipedia Review, June 29, 2009|
I am an attorney, and have varied interests. I intend to improve the articles in which I have an interest.
For articles I've started or greatly expanded in 2009 and 2010, go here
Current long term project
Articles to be written for it
- Mark Hanna PR done, awaiting FAC
- Garret Hobart GA
- Cross of Gold speech, next.
- United States presidential election, 1896
- Spanish American War (possibly)