Those Voices Don't Speak For The Rest Of Us

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    Remarkable...


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wusgcG4rfo]YouTube - "Those Voices Don't Speak for the Rest of Us"[/ame]
     
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    "I don't worry about the Constitution" and "What good is reading the bill?" really does say it all about Socialist/Progressive Democrats at this point. It's time for real change. Make 2010 count America.
     
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    Well done.

    And with just a tiny fraction of "The Speech", (A Time For Choosing) to boot. Far and away the greatest political speech of all time. (Lincoln who? Kennedy what?)

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXBswFfh6AY]YouTube - "A Time for Choosing" by Ronald Reagan[/ame]


    Sadly, and I swear this is the first time I've done this here (I think) but I think we passed the point of no return under "W" Bush. Hard to nail down the exact date and there is no doubt that Gore or Kerry would have been worse (as Obama proves daily). Still, there is no going back to limited government sanity. At least not w/o or before a truely devistating economic crash the likes of which we have never seen. (God knows if we will ever recover to half of what we once were once that happens)

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    I forgot to add... have a nice day! :p
     
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    True sad but true
     
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    "The more the plans fail the more the planners plan..."

    Indeed.
     
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    A Government cannot control the economy without controlling people...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wusgcG4rfo]YouTube - "Those Voices Don't Speak for the Rest of Us"[/ame]
     
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    On January 11, 1989, in his last televised speech from the Oval Office, President Ronald Reagan, said: &#8220;An informed patriotism is what we want. And are we doing a good enough job teaching our children what America is and what she represents in the long history of the world? Those of us who are over 35 or so years of age grew up in a different America.

    We were taught, very directly, what it means to be an American&#8230;.We've got to do a better job of getting across that America is freedom--freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise. And freedom is special and rare. It's fragile; it needs [protection]&#8230;. If we forget what we did, we won't know who we are.

    I'm warning of an eradication of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit. Let's start with some basics: more attention to American history and a greater emphasis on civic ritual. And let me offer lesson number one about America: All great change in America begins at the dinner table. So, tomorrow night in the kitchen, I hope the talking begins. And children, if your parents haven't been teaching you what it means to be an American, let 'em know and nail 'em on it. That would be a very American thing to do."
     
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    I remember that speech well.

    Reagan had clearly tired under the weight of the office, had survived assassination, illness, and the repeated poundings of the media and the Democrat Congress, but had remained intact of spirit and his foundational belief that America was indeed that shining city upon the hill - the last best hope for humankind.

    Reagan remains our last great president - and sadly, America has stumbled badly since his passing.

    Let us all hope America picks itself up again and returns to the path of common sense government...
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLAg8a0vCZQ]YouTube - "Here's to You Mr. Jefferson" Awesome! by Mike Church[/ame]

    "Where have you gone Ron Wilson Reagan"
    ...
    "The Gipper has left and gone away..."

    :(
     

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