May 4, 2008

Thomas Friedman is a hell of a writer.
I just finished reading his latest column

and I feel if I was fifty years younger I would go to the nearest recruiting office and enlist my services in the cause. Friedman can write, well that's no news, but he can make you think as he did in his bestselling THE WORLD IS FLAT, and in this column
about what we used to be and could be again if only...

Who will tell the people? We are not who we think we are. We are living on borrowed time and borrowed dimes. We still have all the potential for greatness, but only if we get back to work on our country.

Friedman is eloquent and probably could sell that proverbial refrigerator to an eskimo, but he is right. We are not what we once were. Starting with our infrastructure which we neglect, to ideas which seem to be nonexistent, and our leadership which is uninspired and lacking in vison or even eyesight good enough to see that America is less than it used to be in our eyes and the rest of the world.

Before I leave this mortal coil I would like to see America revive some of that can do attitude it had after the second world war when we fought off enemies all around the world and came out of that inspired to lead the world, and solve problems. Well we have a ton of those again and God willing someone will step up and flick the switch that will again inspire us to return America to the land it once was, and most certainly can be again.

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