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Ronald Reagan and Dreams of Changing the World We Live In

February 21st, 2010

I can feel the pain of those saying we can’t change things, not enough people vote, not enough people care, both parties suck. I feel the same way a lot of the time. That my friend is not the answer though. Big things don’t just happen. People have to dream big dreams and they have to work hard to accomplish them. Ronald Reagan understood that.

Today we face some of the biggest obstacles to progress that we have had face for a long time. We are staring at huge deficits, huge amounts of debt, massive unemployment, and unfunded liabilities such as Medicare and Social Security as far as the eye can see. Reagan faced huge challenges as well and he met them head on. He said a hundred years from now the people reading what he wrote would know whether he succeeded or not. They would know if those nuclear missiles had been fired and they would know if we still have the freedom we are currently accustomed to. That was 34 years ago and his dreams of changing the world we live in were very successful.

A hundred years from now the people living in America will also know if we succeed in our battle. They will know if we found a way out from under our crushing debt or if we failed. They will know if the Ponzi scheme that is social security has collapsed under it’s own weight or if we come up with an alternative. The things we do today and tomorrow will effect the lives of our children and our children’s children. Our dreams can change the world they will have to live in.

Giving up, saying it is too hard and that everyone in Washington is corrupt is not the answer. Somebody has to really have a DESIRE for real change to happen and then the DILIGENCE to MAKE it happen. There are plenty of things that have happened in the last 200+ years in America that people said couldn’t be done. Today we live in a society that has landed on the moon. A society where we can have a live video conference with people in China on devices the size of a book. These were not easy things to accomplish, but they happened because somebody thought they could be done and wouldn’t rest until they were accomplished. That is what we have to do as well.

I’m not suggesting that changing our government is easy, or even that it will necessarily happen, but having a defeatist attitude is certainly not the answer. As long as there are people like us that care enough to fight it then it can still happen. If you have read this far then you care what happens as well. That means at least two of us want things to change. Now we have to go out and make it happen.

Have meaningful conversations with your friends. Talk to them about what is going on and get like minded individuals excited about your dream and my dream. A dream of a country that spends within its means and gets rid of its debt. A dream of a Washington that works towards solving problems instead of playing politics. This isn’t about tea parties and it isn’t about electing Republicans instead of Democrats. It is about bringing the whole country together to want something different. It is about believing in that Shining City on a Hill that Ronald Reagan believed in and that millions of people still do believe in. America was that Shining City on the Hill for the rest of the world for a long time, and it can be again.

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