Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Quiet Courage of Our Choice

The president said he's not king, he can't do it alone. Then he refers to Americans as enemies to be punished.

Imagine any other president saying this. Imagine Abraham Lincoln, whose mantle Obama has openly and repeatedly sought to claim, whose words he has twisted, even thinking these thoughts.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Imagine Ronald Reagan saying he's not king. No:
In a 1978 radio commentary that he wrote while overlooking traffic from a hotel room window, Reagan distilled the populist belief in individual ability. "They are not 'the masses,' or as the elitists would have it, 'the common man,' " Reagan said of the people driving cars on the highway below. "They are very uncommon. Individuals, each with his or her own hopes and dreams, plans and problems, and the kind of quiet courage that makes this whole country run better than just about any other place on earth." Reagan's mission was to remove the obstacles that prevented these men and women with "quiet courage" from realizing their potential.
And so we have Americans with quiet courage, young and old, men and women, making their choice next Tuesday. A choice that could well determine the future of this country for generations to come. Pray to God we will be wise. --crossposted at BackyardConservative

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