Skip to comments.VIDEO: A reminder of what we were and what we must be again (Newt 1994 speech)
Posted on 02/08/2007 9:41:19 AM PST by B Knotts
We stand in front of the US capitol. In peacetime the Founding Fathers intended this to be the center of freedom. The Founding Fathers feared dictatorship and they set out to preserve freedom. They recognized that while God gives us freedom, people are all to often ready to take it away.
What we represent is as old as this country. Its something that Lincoln or Jefferson or Washington would have understood. It is something, that Grant led people who died to preserve. It is the romantic, idealistic belief that a free people, just every day folks, of all backgrounds can come together and despite all the difficulties we built into the constitution to protect freedom, we can use that freedom to improve our lives and to improve the lives of our children.
If I had one message for this country on this day when we celebrate the act of keeping our word, it would be a simple message. Idealism is American. To be romantic is American.
Its okay to be a skeptic, but dont be a cynic. Its okay to raise good questions, but dont assume the worst. Its okay to report difficulties, but its equally good to report victories. Yes, we have problems and of course its going to be difficult to pass these things, but why should we be afraid of that? That is freedom.
It is in that spirit of committing ourselves idealistically, committing ourselves romantically Believing in America, that we celebrate having kept our word and that we promise to create a new partnership so that together we and the American people can give our children and our country a new birth of freedom.
Please click the link and watch the video. It is inspiring.
Someone was listening to Tammy Bruce this morning...
Hope you don't mind me pinging you to this. There are still conservatives around who can inspire, I think.
And why they lost in 2006. Who will be the one to pick up the Conservative leadership staff?
Newt is the only conservative in the bunch. I mean a real conservative. Too bad he won't fight for America, and run for Pres in 2008.
I dont know about that just yet. Plenty of time for him to jump into this fight.
Well, whether or not he wants to, I'm afraid he's just going to have to do it. :-)
FYI PING...you might find this interesting/inspiring.
But, Newt has to run! :-)