THE HORSES: NATIONAL VISION AND STRATEGIC PLAN
Don McKee & Frosty Wooldridge
Remember John Wayne? Did you watch him ride his horse alongside a runaway stagecoach? Did you see him leap into the driver’s seat? Once aboard, he turned the horses away from danger.
In the early years of the 21st century, our nation gallops out of control. No plans, no direction and no destination! Mexican gangs kill African Americans in Los Angeles. Drugs pour across our borders by smugglers. Iraq killed 3,000 of our soldiers at will. It continues unabated. Our borders remain open to terrorism. Corporations aid, abet and encourage illegal alien slave labor. Diseases like tuberculosis spread unhindered across our land. Over 15,000 MS-13 gang members from Central America operate with impunity in 33 states. Drunken illegal aliens kill 13 Americans on our highways daily. We suffer a $700 billion annual trade deficit while our own citizens can’t find jobs. Los Angeles and Miami are no longer American cities. The United States slides into decline.
Our nation needs leaders to create a plan; to take the reins of our runaway country; to guide us toward the future.
The recent State-Of-The-Union speech failed to promote a cohesive and viable national vision. Senator Webb’s retort reacted to that non-vision. Melded together, however, those two speeches provided a jump-start. Nonetheless, big problems face us.
If the United States doesn’t want to splatter like a bug on the windshield of history, it’s time we navigate away from danger.
Our laws spank our citizen-taxpayers while failing to exemplify our national beliefs. Therefore, we stagnate while losing our world-wide strategic prominence.
Time is of the essence!
Rather than encourage private innovation and the health of our industrial base, to include intellectual property, we foolishly hammer the life-blood out of our business owners and companies. The U.S. is not a commune!
Our corporations exist to excel and succeed, empowering our citizens; not to behave as criminals. Our citizens deserve the opportunity to pursue their passion on-the job, and make a decent wage while working: competing fair-and-square in the world marketplace.
What about our nation?
We maintain and reside in a fragile Republic. Our life-blood is democracy – not socialism. As a nation, we desire to be useful, appropriate, creative, innovative and self-sustaining. The time for ruthless truth, honesty, integrity and ethics is now.
We must stop whining and finger-pointing. We must come to agreement on a national plan-for-planning schedule-- and rebuild a world-class-nation – starting with a world-class vision. We must put the train back on the tracks.
As sailors might say – we list rudderless. Blame-shame-guilt carries us nowhere. We suffer national afflictions such as obesity, diabetes, and addictive behaviors that pull us down. We can turn that trend around. But first, where have we been?
Our Sordid Track Record
Like all of us, George W. Bush proves fallible and displays the thought-processes of an unhealed-addict; "dry" is not healed. He continues to think in the way that an addict thinks. Our Congress and most of us too, while pretending otherwise, is likewise afflicted;
What Are We Thinking? Where are we going? When? Why?
We citizens must take the reins, turn the horses – put everything on hold -- and come together (independent of race, color, creed, national origin, or political party) to behave responsibly and author a U.S. National Vision (complete by September 2007), U.S. National Strategic Plan (complete by April 2008), and a U.S. National Tactical Plan (complete by November 2008). The "good old days," where the fiefdoms in the Executive Branch Cabinet connive to compete for resources and out-do one another – are over. That illustrates an outdated, negative, failed paradigm. For part 2 click below.
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Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His published books include: "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS" ; “STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE”; “IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES”; “MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND—A TEEN NOVEL”; “BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION”; “AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTIA.” His next book: “TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP.” He lives in Denver, Colorado.
His latest book. ‘IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION—DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.’
Drugs pour across our borders by smugglers. Iraq killed 3,000 of our soldiers at will. It continues unabated. Our borders remain open to terrorism. Corporations aid, abet and encourage illegal alien slave labor. Diseases like tuberculosis spread unhindered across our land.