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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

If It Isn’t Broke Don’t Change It

Change, change, change: all I hear about these days is changing the way we live, act, and think. What was wrong with the old you, or me for that matter? Don’t we have a lot of accomplishments to be proud of? Isn’t our Country something to be proud of? Isn’t our democracy something to be proud of? Why do we have to change everything? What was wrong with the old us?

I know a lot of people are dissatisfied with the way the Country has been run lately including me, but that doesn’t mean we have to change everything. All we need to do is to change our leadership. We don’t have to give up the basic principals of freedom and democracy that this Country was built on.

Let’s not give up so quickly on the basic principals our forefathers fought for. Let’s not effect change for change’s sake. Let’s not throw out all the good things about our economy and our political system for the sake of getting rid of a few bad ones.

It’s time for a new reality of the possible, and the practical. Let’s remember that we are a people of virtue who have done good works in the name of preserving liberty, freedom, and equality for all.

Yes, we are not perfect, but then I believe that only God is perfect. Yes, we have done things wrong, but I believe to be human is to be fallible. Yes, we could do more, but we don’t have to change our basic personalities, we just have to be ourselves and try harder.

Don’t allow yourself to forget who you are. Don’t allow yourself to change your basic sense of decency. Don’t allow yourself to become entranced by the concept of change for change’s sake.

You have spent a lifetime becoming who you are: don’t change now. You can always seek to be a better person, and to do more good works, but you should not try and change your basic instincts to conform to someone else’s concept of a new American reality.

You don’t need to change who you are, what you do, or who your friends and loved ones are. All you really need to do is to be yourself.

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