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« Thread started on: Jan 3rd, 2009, 3:04pm »

Indulge me please as I share one more bit of wisdom for 2009


Nearly 49 years ago a speech was delivered regarding a NEW FRONTIER.

Everyday I am reminded of the challenges we the people of the World are facing, loved ones and friends losing jobs, faith and patience with our future. Each of us asking, "What can I do to change things? What can 1 person do?"

I am reminded of the words of John F. Kennedy, please allow me to share a portion of a speech he gave. I implore you to read it with an open mind and heart. UNDERSTAND the words and may God give them meaning to your heart, mind and soul.

Together we can face a brighter future. Together we can achieve anything. Together begins today. Are you up to the task? Have you the courage to move forward and take from life what there is to be had?

Please enjoy this speech and may God have mercy on us all.

For I stand tonight facing west on what was once the last frontier. From the lands that stretch three thousand miles behind me, the pioneers of old gave up their safety, their comfort and sometimes their own lives to build a new world here in the West. They were not the captives of their own doubts, the prisoners of their own price tags. Their motto was not "every man for himself" but "all for the common cause." They were determined to make that new world strong and free, to overcome its hazards and its hardships, to conquer the enemies that threatened from without and within.

Today some would say that those struggles are all over that all the horizons have been explored that all the battles have been won that there is no longer an American frontier.

But I trust that no one in this vast assemblage will agree with those sentiments. For the problems are not all solved and the battles are not all won and we stand today on the edge of a New Frontier the frontier of the 1960's a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils, a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats.

Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom promised our nation a new political and economic framework. Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal promised security and succor to those in need. But the New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises, it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not to their pocketbook it holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security.

But I tell you the New Frontier is here, whether we seek it or not. Beyond that frontier are the uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus. It would be easier to shrink back from that frontier, to look to the safe mediocrity of the past, to be lulled by good intentions and high rhetoric.

But I believe the times demand new invention, innovation, imagination, decision. I am asking each of you to be pioneers on that New Frontier. My call is to the young in heart, regardless of age to all who respond to the Scriptural call: "Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed."

For courage not complacency is our need today leadership, not salesmanship. And the only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead, and lead vigorously. A tired nation, said David Lloyd George, is a Tory nation, and the United States today cannot afford to be either tired or Tory.

There may be those who wish to hear more more promises to this group or that more harsh rhetoric about the men in the Kremlin more assurances of a golden future, where taxes are always low and subsidies ever high. But my promises are in the platform you have adopted. Our ends will not be won by rhetoric and we can have faith in the future only if we have faith in ourselves.

For the harsh facts of the matter are that we stand on this frontier at a turning-point in history. We must prove all over again whether this nation, or any nation so conceived, can long endure; whether our society, with its freedom of choice, its breadth of opportunity, its range of alternatives, can compete with the single-minded advance of the Communist system.

Can a nation organized and governed such as ours endure? That is the real question. Have we the nerve and the will? Can we carry through in an age where we will witness not only new breakthroughs in weapons of destruction, but also a race for mastery of the sky and the rain, the ocean and the tides, the far side of space and the inside of men's minds?

Are we up to the task are we equal to the challenge? Are we willing to match the Russian sacrifice of the present for the future, or must we sacrifice our future in order to enjoy the present?

That is the question of the New Frontier. That is the choice our nation must make a choice that lies not merely between two men or two parties, but between the public interest and private comfort between national greatness and national decline between the fresh air of progress and the stale, dank atmosphere of "normalcy" between determined dedication and creeping mediocrity.

All mankind waits upon our decision. A whole world looks to see what we will do. We cannot fail their trust, we cannot fail to try.

It has been a long road from that first snowy day in New Hampshire to this crowded convention city. Now begins another long journey, taking me into your cities and homes all over America. Give me your help, your hand, your voice. Recall with me the words of Isaiah: "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary."

As we face the coming challenge, we too shall wait upon the Lord, and ask that he renew our strength, Then shall we be equal to the test. Then shall we not be weary. And then we shall prevail.

Thank you. - end of speech


Dont let the current state of affairs destroy your hopes and dreams. Take a breath, collect yourselves and bravely face the uncertain future and claim it with vigor. Make each day the best it can be and always seek the light, no matter how far it seems to be at the end of the tunnel.

Life begins right now. Live it, enjoy it and find comfort in the fact that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

May you all be blessed today and every day of your life.

Warmest regards

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 4th, 2009, 10:44am »

Only 1 more piece of advice for 2009??!! Are you taking the year off? Lol!

Seriously, thanks for sharing the wisdom of a President who was way ahead of his time. As I read it, I find one thing very ironic. The way he describes the 60's is exactly how we feel today, and yet, we look back at the 60's and think it was "The Good Old Days". It just goes to show that each generation has it's own challenges to overcome. There is no such thing as the good old days. It's all in what you make of each and every moment right now!
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 4th, 2009, 2:21pm »

AMEN.

I am left wondering if each generation has its own Broke Duck Mountain? LOL

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 4th, 2009, 2:38pm »

cheesy Yes, words of wisdom my friend. Let us all support each other in this new year! Let it be a year of freedom, courage and understanding. May the new administration bring hope to all that suffer in these economic times and to our planet which is fading. May your path this year be one based in love! Thank you Dave. oTEXT
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 4th, 2009, 2:45pm »

on Jan 4th, 2009, 2:21pm, David Schrader wrote:
AMEN.

I am left wondering if each generation has its own Broke Duck Mountain? LOL

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I am pretty sure that this generation's Brokeduck Mountain is one-of-a-kind!

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 4th, 2009, 2:50pm »

OMG...that pic is worth a 1000 words....lol grin

On a serious note...yes Dave....we all have to continue to look ahead with strength, courage and heart. Be kind and continue to support one another in a positve way. Thanks for sharing that. They are very insightful words.

May you all have a blessed, healthy and prosperous 2009!
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 4th, 2009, 4:10pm »

OMG that picture is soooooo funny!! Gotta love a man in ducky PJs!! LOL

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« Reply #7 on: Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:45am »

He's an artist.
A pioneer.
We're going to need some music on this New Frontier.

(props to Donald CENSOREDen).

Edit - Poor Donald! I'll go phonetic ...
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