Praying for the Roughrider

Shop Steward or CEO of the USA


Americans find themselves in quite
a precarious position as they notice
their calendar reminding them
it’s September.

The recent tumultuous times gives all those
concerned just cause for what lies ahead.
The question begs to be asked,
will the next leader be progressive,
or simply a maverick deemed out of control?

A balance must be struck between the businessman
and the average citizen
providing both a square deal.

We recently realized the ramifications to
trust big business with
controlling the economy.
Capitalism is king to the point of corruption.

It remains to be seen whether our nation
will stabilize the rights of the worker
regarding fair wages and
safety in the workplace or
profits continue to dictate the bottom line.

It remains to be seen if citizens will be provided
Universal Health Care and National Health Insurance.
It remains to be seen whether our nation can efficiently utilize the resources we possess for prosperity through the ages.

To wish to glimpse a century forward
to find what shall come to pass…
The precarious situation does not speak to the citizens
of the US of A’s choice between voting the
Republican or Democratic ticket.

Clearly, the calendar reads September
as it has many times before.
When it comes to tumult,
show me another nation that responds more fervently.

Change is the only constant;
it is to be anticipated, and insufferably arduous.
Americans are extremely resourceful and savvy
when a business deal is to be struck.

With respect to big business trust issues,
one should “speak softly, but carry a big stick.”
For you see, in this particular period of time,
the magnitude of the problems of the day
seemed overwhelming.

The questions and uncertainty facing the nation
were quite similar although a century apart.

So goes the story
of President McKinley’s
Vice President Teddy Roosevelt.

It was a time when Roughriders and the nation
looked to the calendar to find
September, the year 1901.
The youngest President at age 42 years
had assumed the office
under less than venerable circumstances.

Therefore, although we do not possess
the where with all to look ahead
to the upcoming century,
we should heed the lessons of our forefathers.

Wisdom should serve to remind us quite simply this:

The more things change, the more they remain the same.

If you find yourself wondering whether we need a
Shop steward or a CEO of the USA,
keep in mind there’s room on
Mount Rushmore for whoever
figures out how to be both.

The only caveat being he or she
not have a big head.

gjf
September 3, 2008 geo-Logic and Reason


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