August 27, 2009

A Message For President Obama

Posted by Judi Lynn Lake at 14:12
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The attached video by Red Skeleton expresses the true heartbeat of America; perhaps Capital Hill should 'catch' the 'fever' and realize that 'we the people' do not want big government, are adamantly against ObamaCare and will not allow our liberty and freedom to be hijacked from us.

What our nation needs are strong, wise leaders and not the self-serving interns who are presently destroying our great land. As I pen this short post, I think of an article I wrote in October, 2008, entitled, An American Creed:
"...As Americans, we need to look to God and draw on our own strengths; not Washington's.

Washington will not fix America's problems.

It's disturbing to me that people in our government totally disregard what their constituents tell them to do. It's disturbing to me that arrogant people in Washington ignore their constituents and takes huge strides toward socialism.

As an optimist, I have to believe there are still Americans within our great nation who believe in the way things are supposed to be. I have to believe that there are still those of us who choose not to be "the common man".

As I conclude my thoughts, I think of the piece, "An American Creed", which was written by *Dean Alfange and published in The Readers Digest October 1952 and January 1954.

An American Creed

I Do Not Choose to Be a Common Man

It is my right to be uncommon if I can.

I seek opportunity not security.

I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole.

I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout.

I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid;

to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, This I have done.

*The Honorable Dean Alfange was an American statesman born December 2, 1899, in Constantinople (now Istanbul). He was raised in upstate New York. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and attended Hamilton College, graduating in the class of 1922."
America, what else is there to say?


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