As we watch the drama of the Democrats’ health care reform bill play out, we are actually witnessing the collision of two dreams. The first dream is the Democrats’ dream. This is the dream of government run health care, the crown jewel of FDR’s New Deal. For the Democrats this dream has been 40 years in the making. Never before have the stars align to give the Democrats the opportunity to place this jewel in the crown. The election of 2008 gave them all they needed to realize their dream; they got control of the White House and both chambers of Congress.
For the Democrats it is now or never for government run health care. As we watch buy off after buy off, one ignored public opinion poll after another, we realize that the Democrats are willing to sacrifice all to achieve their dream. Success is closely at hand for the Democrats, it will probably destroy their brand for years to come. If not decades to come, but their dream will be realized, make no mistake about that.
The second dream is the classic American Dream. This is the dream we have all been told, that foreigners risk life and limb to achieve. It is the dream that says hard work and ingenuity can pay off for you, your children and your children’s children if you are bold enough and strong enough to reach of it. This is the dream that speaks to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
As the Democrats go about pursuing their dream with cunning, guile and brute force, many of us have awake to realize our dream, the American Dream, is being sacrificed. Soon too be gone is our right, the individual’s right, to chart our own course to pursue the American Dream without the dictates of government interference. Many folks have awakened from their slumber of cynicism and indifference. They have taken to the streets in the form of Tea Parties to voice their objections, to finally speak out for the American Dream of old. But here is the question, are we willing to fight for our dream?
WHEN the Democrats achieve their dream of government run health care and they gain new control of our lives, will we shrink back to our old ways and accept defeat? Will we simply wait until 2010 or 2012 to voice our objection or are we willing to do more?
Are we willing to stand strong and reclaim our dream? Will we work tirelessly to turn back this awful legislation? Will we stay vigilant and work to destroy the fertile grounds that progressive thinking thrives in (a progressive tax structure, activist courts, class envy, victimhood, etc)?
When my grandparents emigrated here from Jamaica, they worked tirelessly to achieve their dreams; they opened a tailor shop and purchased property. From their success, they were able to provide a college education for their children (my parents, aunts and uncles). Today I have achieved my success, going from an oppressive and tiresome job on Wall Street to being self employed doing what I love.
I want future generations to know, what it is like to achieve the American Dream like I have, like my parents have and like my grandparents before them. This is why I choose to fight for my dream, the American Dream. I will not simply run to the polls come 2010 or 2012, instead I will work tirelessly to speak out against the progressive agenda, now and ways. I will attend Tea Parties, I will go to protests, and I will do what it takes to align the stars for my dream, the American Dream. Are you willing to do the same?