Friday, February 26, 2010

The One Minus the Young

Watching the Daily Presidential Tracking Poll has kept me up to date on the fact that President Obama's Hope and Change is falling flat in it's face.

The falling support for the President and that of the democrats even seems to be hitting their strongest demographic.

Obama and the Dems Losing the Young Vote | The Americano: "By the end of 2009, the Democratic Party’s advantage among Millennials had been cut by more than half, to a still sizable but much narrower 54% to 40% edge over the GOP.
In addition, Millennials today are evenly split on whether or not Obama has changed the way Washington works, and his job approval rating among them has fallen considerably, just as it has among older adults."
Encouraging? YES! But November will really tell the tale. Will the Millennials show up to correct the error of their ways or will they go back to staying home?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A good Government Program?

The White House Commission on Remembrance is an independent government agency whose missions include:

Promoting the spirit of unity and remembrance through observance of The National Moment of Remembrance at 3 PM local time on Memorial Day;

Ensuring the nation remembers the sacrifices of America's fallen from the Revolutionary War to the present;

Recognizing those who served and those who continue to serve our great nation and reminding all Americans of their common heritage.

Ronald Reagan in his farewell speech had only one warning. It seems to me that Ronnie was spot on. He warned:

"Our spirit is back, but we haven't reinstitutionalized it. We've got to do a better job of getting across that America is freedom - freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise. And freedom is special and rare. It's fragile; it needs production [protection]."

He asks, "Are we doing a good enough job teaching our children what America is and what she represents in the long history of the world?"

The White House Commission on Remembrance offers medals to the sons and daughters of the service members that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. With the tone of the MSM and elected officials like Murtha, Reid, and Pelosi, I can only imagine that some of these family members may feel their loss was in vain.

I noticed that The White House Commission on Remembrance only receives 250,000 tax-payer dollars. I am not saying that it should be more, but when we've had earmarks for a “bridge to nowhere “ ($230,000,000) and a Woodstock museum ($1,000,000), priorities in DC seem a little out of touch.
WWW.REMEMBER.GOV is the website if you want to learn more.