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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 02:30 PM
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"Not because they are easy, but because they are hard" - John F. Kennedy, 1962
Edited on Mon Aug-31-09 02:32 PM by ddeclue
"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon, we choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."

- John F. Kennedy, 12th of September, 1962

It is government that does the hard things - not private enterprise. If they were easy - if there were a quick buck to be made doing it - someone would already be doing it and making that quick buck.

Making sure that all Americans have adequate affordable healthcare isn't easy - it's one of those "hard things" to which John Kennedy was referring.

Those who constantly complain about the government and talk about how it can't accomplish anything need but look up to that moon in the sky.

We didn't know how to do that in September of 1962.

On the 20th of July, 1969 we put the flag of the United States on the surface of the moon.

Private industry has had its chance to do right by the We the People.

It's time for We the People to use our government to do what they clearly cannot do.


Doug D.
Orlando, FL
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HillbillyBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 02:38 PM
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1. Amen
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 02:39 PM
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3. And another
AMEN
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 02:39 PM
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2. Amen.
K&R

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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 03:09 PM
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4. "There's nothin' to it!" Teddy Kennedy.
It may have been a Kennedy gene. I don't care what it was, I want to be big. I want to be strong. I want to be caring. I want to sooth. I want to grow.

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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-31-09 03:55 PM
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5. Right on!
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