Saturday, January 28, 2012

Little Minds of No Consequence Man the Gates of Power

Former Speaker of the House and now candidate for President of the United States Newt Gingrich said in a speech on the stump in Florida that by the end of his second term American presence on the Moon would again be realized with a permanent lunar base. The Speaker was lambasted by fellow Republicans like Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and even Rick Santorum for having big, unrealizable ideas and promising something he couldn't possibly deliver on. The media also got onboard the bash grandiose Newt train as well mocking the Speaker for being a blowhard and thinking bigger than our pocket-book could afford.

I don't understand why thinking big is considered crazy or wacky these days. The U.S. has always been a nation of grandiose plans and big ideas that seemed "out there" at the time they were spoken but, as a nation, we never shrank from seeing the possibilities or potentials in those "big" ideas.

I remember another crazy, big thinker, who on his inauguration day in 1960 said that we would place a man on the moon before the end of that decade. I'm sure there where plenty of small-minded people then who were naysayers, throwing up objections like, "how we suppose to pay for these big, overblown ideas?" How can we possibly do this in less then 10 years?; etc, etc. I know there were those who thought and said these things because I was there and heard these little minds blab on with their negativity, lack of insight and inspiration. But we did do it before the end of that decade and we succeeded with technology that had less computing power then a commodore 64 gaming computer. Have we lost our greatness, our ability to think big? To some degree I think so because we are being brainwashed by a media and left-winged government that instead of saying "We Can" slobbers out "We Dare Not Even Think It." Sad, very, very sad.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ron Paul Has Proven to be Ineffectual to Stop Liberty's Erosion in America

Our freedoms have been trampled on over the years since our Republic was founded. I'm no fool to the sad reality of our current state of eroding liberties in this country. To those who think otherwise, what I'm saying is that, in my humble opinion, Ron Paul is not the answer to staving off those eroding values and freedoms. If he were then his 24 years of public service in Congress (the law making body of our government) should have made some kind of significant inroads into curbing what some believe to be the inevitabilty of the fall of the American Empire.

I'm not yet convinced that that day has arrived just yet, but if we don't wake up and move soon to regain what has been lost, stolen and given away by our ignorance, laziness and entitlement mentality then this great historical experiment called The United States of America could be gone for centuries. If that were to happen then the world would be driven into another Dark Ages, and I for one, am not ready to accept that scenario.