Sunday, March 1, 2009

What would some solid, grounding perspective be worth?

...think you can carve 11 minutes and 22 seconds out of your day?

I did - and I have to say, it was worth it.

Because it happens, whether in actual combat, politics or practically any other protracted, high stress, confrontational situation... 

Sometimes we can get so caught up in what we're fighting against that we can forget what were fighting for ... what brought us to the dance in the first place.

If you can't manage the 11:22 right now, then go do whatever it is you need to do and come back when you can sit down, take a couple of breaths and really listen - I promise that you'll be glad you did.

First, we open with the Old Man reminding us why it's important - more important than we necessarily remember all-of-the-time - and what has already been lost and why it makes the fight today that much more difficult.

It's eerie how timely this is - even 20 years later.

(I wish I knew how to take that title out - redundant as it is)
Next up is a compare & contrast between what Reagan knew was/is important, and what The One's "new" ideology is:

(palmed this one from Cmblake6's site - thanks for the find, my friend)

Don't put it off - make the conscious effort *today* to teach your children and/or your grandchildren what it is that makes America - in all the great, wide world, so very special.

And not just the kids, either.

Take every opportunity to present to whomever will listen that which they should already know.

What they should remember.

What they, in point of fact, do remember and still have within their embattled American souls - if they can just just be coaxed to reach through the noise, and take hold of it.

If we can re-kindle the flame of that knowledge, we won't have to worry about winning this fight... we will have already won.

 - MuscleDaddy


  1. Super piece! The children are our future and need to hear such things. Our schools, many parents and then the university systems simply fail to teach the values and positive message of President Reagan. We can only hope for change (can't believe I used these words) away from what the socialist Obama-one and his cronies are saying to one of Ronald Reagan and his successors.

    Pops in FL

  2. Indeed, the man was brilliant. Even with the demoncrap congress he had to overcome, he did it. National addresses caused people to contact their congresscritters, who, if they wanted to keep their jobs, went with Ronaldus Maximus. The only problems we've ever had in this nation are directly attributable to the attempt to socialize this republic. You know me MD, and you know where I stand.

  3. I honestly fear for this country. In schools Reagan is glossed over as a below average president. His accomplishments are minimized while Clinton and Carter are held up as examples of great leadership and the New Deal is glorified for everything that it didn't do - pull us out of a recession, create jobs, etc.

    I pray that in two years we will have a House and a Senate that will listen to the people and pull their hands out from where the government doesn't belong. I also hope that in four years Obama and his cronies are ejected from the White house never to return.

  4. This is one of the most excellent blogs i have seen in regard to our present situation. I am linking you back to my own blog partly because i like it so much and partly because i cannot imagine that i could rewrite this or say it any better.


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