Wednesday, August 23, 2006

History Has Left Us With

Words of Wisdom...

I tend to believe by looking at what the past has to offer, we can help change the future...So lets take a look at some quotes by a highly recognized figure of the past.

"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."

"Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past." Amazing. I am finding myself a Kennedy Democratic more than a 2006 Republican. They might as well be the same and that is what has changed. The right is more left than in the past and the left is so far left they are just downright insane. Look at the 2004 elections. Each campaign did talk about what they would do in the future, sure, but the majority of ads coming out of the Republican and Democratic headquarters...they were about making the past look better. They were fixed upon telling Americans the past was great under their leadership. What about the future? Maybe I watch too much 24-hour news channel coverage but, have you ever heard the term "blame game?" Lets acknowledge we made mistakes, each party, Clinton by cutting the military back, Bush by pushing into Iraq too soon (although I personally believe we made the right decision). We have a Mid-East crisis waiting to start up again with Hezbollah re-arming. :0 Did I say re-arming?? Oh No! I meant Hezbollah helping with the reconstruction efforts. (New York Times) Either way, the world has better priorities than figuring out mistakes we might have made in 2003.

"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."

Well, lets take this quote and forward time to the Iraq War.

"He will continue to challenge anyone who favors a quick withdrawal..."

Have our views changed? In the past we were willing to pay any price to defend our freedom but now we're risking it all to live in false happiness and fall asleep until the next attack? Where is America going? Our government is trying to spread democracy while we are trying to kill it? Just something to think about...

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."


[John F. Kennedy Quotes Courtesy:]