Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

A Holiday Wish

"What we do here in our country will shape the lives of people all over the world. In World War II we were challenged with a dormant approach to production of weapons and other goods, and... responded and turned the tide of that challenge from Hitler. And we also have become a breadbasket of the world....

As we go through a time of rebuilding and revitalizing and necessarily changing our economic structure, our industrial base, we must not forget the human needs that exist among us. The Constitution of the United States spells this out very clearly for us; that we must have stability, public peace, as well as equal opportunity.... [A]s we have a better life for those like the ones in this room have been blessed so greatly, we cannot forget those who haven't yet been blessed as well as we.

That's part of the challenge; it's part of the opportunity; it's part of a democratic life; it's part of the life of the greatest nation on Earth". --President Jimmy Carter, Spring, 1980

I am a huge believer in technology, in the virtues of enhanced inter-connection made possible by the information era, and in the tremendous possibilities offered by advances in science. I believe that we have the chance to create a sustainable, renewable, and compassionate economy. Perhaps in the rubble of our collapsing economy, and in the determination of those who want change, we can see a better New Year.

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