14 February 2009

Break the Cycle

On Monday 9 February, President Obama held a prime-time press conference issuing a call to action regarding his Economic Recovery Plan.

President Obama's message - direct video link for those of you poor souls still browsing the Web with Internet Explorer. Try a real browser, like Google Chrome.

The Prez challenges us--leaders and citizens--to embrace a plan that is big enough, and bold enough, to make a difference. Now I am not a big government fan at heart, yet I do believe in big ideas. So scratch at me all you want, weak of mind! My official side of the house remains with those whose names are preceded with an (R)--so many of whom I have come to discover seem to be no different than mimicking parrots. And that includes family members, and community members. God knows I love them. The trite acknowledgement is that I find little to admire when opinions and stances are adopted blindly without any transferral of energy between the ears.

President Obama states plainly that the Economic Recovery Plan today is not perfect, and also that no plan is perfect. A favorite quote of mine of GEN George S. Patton reads: "A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan executed next week". Our American President warns of the failure to act, of doing little or nothing at all. On track with Pres. Obama's message, let's break the cycle! And hey, maybe we might even risk talking to our neighbors along the way...

The strongest democracies flourish from frequent and lively debate, but they endure when people of every background and belief find a way to set aside smaller differences in service of a greater purpose. - President Barack H. Obama

Conversationally Yours,

(R) Seth C. Burgess
Huron, NY


Seth C. Burgess said...

This opinion made the 18 Feb 2009 edition of the Wayne County Star:


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