'...What you can do for your country.'

This is a personal, unabashed appeal for voters to cross party lines, if need be, and rise to the inspired words in JFK's 1960 Inaugural Address: "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country." Unfortunately, there appears to be no shortage of people concerned about what the country can do for them and a paucity of those who would endeavor to do what is good for the country -- which defines the current worrisome condition of the body politic. We are approaching the most important election of our lifetimes in which we can either choose the path to nanny-state socialism, promoted by Barack Obama and the Democrat party -- their paradigm being European socialism, now gasping for life -- or a return to a balanced, center-line, smaller, less intrusive government and free market capitalism that the GOP supports -- which, even with all its warts, built the most powerful nation on the planet, our multiplicity of social programs...(Read Full Post)