Who Do You Think This Was Written By? I’ll state that I do have permission from the author, the identity of which will be revealed at a later date. The question is who do you think may have written it. One of the presidential candidates? If so which one?
“We do not mean to turn everything we know upside down,.we merely wish to re-envision America’s future to be a more brilliant and hopeful one that will require the help of it’s government and the consent of it’s citizens. I stand before you now a humble citizen of this great nation, but sadly one that sees certain un-ignorable faults in her systems, ones that we the people have the power to redress and amend.
Education is on the downward slope in this country. It is our responsibility as the government to support and further the governed in whatever way we can. We must insure our future by putting more effort into the education of it. I plan to take a very close look at government spending on education and hope to refocus funds as needed including higher learning and its availability.
Taxes were a major motive in our revolt against the British, we can not and will not ignore unfair taxation. Although taxes are the governmen’ts major funding, I understand that ludicrous taxation in and of itself puts a price on freedom.
As health care becomes more and more unaffordable, I ask that all Americans bear with us as our economy recovers. We will study this issue and find reasonable measures to combat the rising cost.
The war in Iraq is shrouded in confusion for many. Much of the nation feels it is an alien place and we have no right to interfere with their systems. Let us not forget how the French once helped us in our own revolution against tyranny. I will be straightforward with you here, the Iraqi government isn’t yet stable enough to support itself and so we must remain for a brief period longer to ensure it’s stability in the future. The war in Afghanistan is not over, as we pull troops out of Iraqi territory we must refocus some to combat the very real threat of the new terrorist regime.
Our environment is that which supports us, let us not forget how much it deserves our respect. Thoughout my adminsitration, I hope to promote the growth of eco-friendly technologies while making new efforts in habitat restoration and national parks. There is no doubt that our economy is in a state of distress, but it is one that can be fixed. For too long has America been the world’s foremost consumer. We have more resources untapped than most can imagine. It is important that we carefully manage these and use them to our advantage in the coming years.
The Constitution itself declares that all men are created equal, to deny any man or woman the right to marriage makes a mockery of our liberty.
It is in America’s earliest foundations that we shall find it’s best possible future, or rather it’s original path which was intended by the most humble and noble of men, our forefathers. Not just the courageous leaders such as Washington, Jefferson, and Roosevelt, but the men who fought and died to defend and further our nation into the great Republic the original thirteen colonies had intended. In this time of great change, let us not stray from the path and let us not fade into the shadow as so many before us, but instead let us bring light to the dark places of the world and offer liberty to those who seek it.”
Now the curtain is pulled back, the author revealed, another disappointment perhaps. It seems Frank Feather the Futurist was correct, again. The above was written by a student as part of an ongoing American History assignment for his junior class. On first reading it I was surprised at the depth in the tone of his words and decided to share it with a wider audience for a few reasons.
First, many questions and thoughts on the current state of education in the USA have been posted on Linked In, a professional network site. Many of us have voiced the realization that bright minds capable of filling jobs, becoming self sufficient and finding innovations to contribute to society will be our best hope for our future. The above is a good example that there are bright minds out there, but also reflects the work of the group he was chosen to represent. They chose the name “Re-Visionists” Not as in revising, but re- envisioning our country through the eyes of the founders of the Constitution. Ron Paul has struck a chord with many young people, including my son.
Which brings me to my second point: When we vote, we will vote not only for ourselves, but for those who will come of age under the next president. These are the ones who will fight a war, try to get into college or make a living on their own, maybe bring a child into the world, all in the next four years. And make no mistake, the next four years will be tough and that will be true no matter who the next president is. It’s almost a shame they have so little voice in these proceedings that will determine so much.
My final point is this… as proud as I may be of his ability to write such a speech, I wouldn’t trust him to guide our country. Americans need to wake up, snap out of the complacent trance they’ve happily succumbed to and stop listening to the charismatic words. It’s very disappointing to find how few people have bothered to research the candidates stance on the issues. Many Obama fans can’t voice why they feel Obama will be able to handle the economic recovery better than McCain. When asked by a Rolling Stone reporter “How will your life be better if Obama wins” the woman’s reply was ” I don’t know, it just will.” Sorry folks I just don’t have that kind of faith. Not to endorse McCain either. McCain certainly doesn’t provoke that kind of mindless following, but his stance on the economy will also lack teeth to be of any use if Congress doesn’t back the reforms he’d like to put in place. And again, it matters not who is president, what they can’t control is the irresponsibilty of the American people. Believe it or not it is within our power, and is absolutely our duty to demand better than this type of campaigning where issues are non existent, where candidates can refuse to disclose so much pertinent information ( and I am not referring to the Palin paternity question, I mean Obama’s refusal to reveal anything of any import about his activities and associations) Maybe it is time we grow more bold and back an Independent, perhaps it’s time for the two parties to go through a thorough house cleaning.
So yes, as the speech above actually calls on the American people to make an effort, consent to necessary sacrifices, value our resources, and ….
“…In this time of great change, let us not stray from the path and let us not fade into the shadow as so many before us, but instead let us bring light to the dark places of the world and offer liberty to those who seek it.”
Return to the vision.