Once again we are again debating who the best person is for the job of President of the United States of America. And, boy are we in a DIRE situation.
After working in politics in the 2004 election I learned very early on that very little actually gets done and I really don’t like to pay attention that much anymore – as I said before I think most of the talk is just “mental masturbation”. But, I couldn’t help to tune into the debate just to see what we would talk about.
I expected more from the President, I think we all did. And, Mitt Romney did a good job. Was there a winner – I’m not sure. I think the better question is who has the better path forward.
If you had a chance to catch CNN’s analysis of the debate they highlighted the two best “moments” of each side’s debate and the two worst. I think it’s only fair since we are looking for the best candidate to compare them at their best.
It’s important to remember and question why these two “moments” or points resonated with so many voters. First, we must remember that the American race is not one to be determined by analysis of blood or by the size of their brains.
No. Americans are a race determined by the measure of a conviction, set apart by that conviction; it is the conviction that human beings are created free, and are entitled to equal opportunity to perfect themselves in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We each have a divine right – a right to live well, to think, to dream, to hope and to aspire.
Experience should have taught us long ago that policies which have originated from material considerations and attitudes will prove inadequate. But here we are again preparing ourselves to be satisfied with temporary solutions for permanent problems.
I think we are displaying a woeful lack of vision in the way we fumble with the eternal laws of life. There must be a purpose understandable to all, vital enough and noble enough to be the obect of a common consecration. Remember “For lack of vision the people perish.”
Superiority does not free us from common responsibility; our obligation is to assume the greater burden of directing the vision to the well being of the people. We should not accept the inequalities of birth, wealth or physical estate as a justification to persecute or exploit each other.
This nation, our nation, is dedicated to the fulfillment of Divine Will. To the degree that we realize this, and dedicate ourselves and their works on this purpose, our land will flourish. To depart from the symbol of this high destiny is to be false to the great trust given as a “priceless” inheritance. Political reforms are not accomplished by the people but through the people.
Permanent progress results from education not from legislation. When we willfully ignore the Universal laws which govern our destiny, Nature has devious ways of pressing home its lessons. Civilization upon civilization has been built up by human courage and destroyed by human ignorance.
So, here lies the solution to the great “educational” reform so necessary at this time. We can not hope to build a nobility of people upon the sterility of a narrow, competitive, materialistic educational policy.
What we are lacking is common spirit and common purpose, and an ideal strong enough to bind us into one great “empire” of learning. We are only on the threshold of a democratic state. Not only must we preserve that which we have gained through ages of striving, we must also perfect the plan. This is our duty, and our glorious opportunity.
We stand again on the threshold of a great decision. According to our choice the results will be inevitable, for Nature will never change her ways. Let us consider her ways and be wise.
Live and Learn. We all Do.
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