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Today I got an odd e-mail from a member of an e-mail group I have been part of for many years. It said “Farewell” and that he was moving on. I assumed this to mean he was leaving the e-mail group, but I clicked on the link he provided, and it appears he has passed on. I presume he had prepared the e-mail in advance with instructions to send it when he passed.
I never knew Bob Taft personally, I only knew him virtually. But he always had thoughtful comments even when I didn’t agree with him. The e-mail group will be the lesser without him. May he rest in peace.
Update: One of the members of our e-mail group sent out this remembrance of Bob. I sometimes have a hard time keeping straight which person represents which position, but this illustrates where Bob was coming from. I will repost the tribute here. The name of the e-mail group has been removed for the sake of privacy.
Farewell Bob Taft,
A Great American, Robert Bent “Bob” Taft passed on New Year’s Day. He embodied the wisdom and integrity that his family name signifies. The two most significant teachings that Bob championed is that the Articles of Confederation was the true fruits of the American Revolution and THE TUN – THE SYSTEM OF TENS AND HUNDREDS.
Exodus 18:21 is the cornerstone of a true representative republic. Bob Taft taught this lesson as no other. His memory as a saga of rigid individualists is an inspiration for all who knew him or had the profound privileged of interaction over the internet.
The __________ Yahoo Group reached the highest of intellectual discovery with the contributions of our dear friend and colleague.
Thanks God, a concept that Bob would wrestle with, that he walked among us and that his timeless insights live on in the archives of the __________ Group.
No one can replace Bob. The task for those who still survive is to share his brilliance with the rest of the world.
Safe journy on leaving this crazy “mudball” . . .