Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day10 Wednesday 09/08/10

I matched my mileage from yesterday, 3.2 miles, but it was not nearly as smooth as yesterday. It is odd how one day can feel so good and the next day can be a torture. This new investment in my health, which Barack Obama has inspired me to begin, has me feeling absolutely phenomenal and empowered. I have more energy, I feel more focused, and I don’t eat or drink half of the unhealthy things I was consuming two weeks ago.

Thank you, President Obama, for driving me to run against your policies, your actions, and your desire to level this country into an even playing field of mediocrity. Thank you for your lack of experience and your pretentious ability to actually believe you could turn this country into something it’s not. Thank you for your birth certificate. Thank you for Reverend Jeremiah Wright. There is just so much to be thankful for. There are no words to express the fact that there is no way I would have ever taken this challenge on under any other circumstances that I can imagine.

Our generation stands on the shoulders of giants, the generations before us stood on the shoulders of giants, and the generations after us will stand on our shoulders as long as we continue to tower as a nation. One of the most inspiring and meaningful passages I have ever read is John Adam’s “Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law” written in 1765. Just to type that date and to think about its composition raises the hair on my arms.

“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers. Rulers are no more than attorneys, agents, and trustees, for the people; and if the cause, the interest and trust, is insidiously betrayed, or wantonly trifled away, the people have a right to revoke the authority that they themselves have deputed, and to constitute abler and better agents, attorneys, and trustees. And the preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks is of more importance to the public than all the property of all the rich men in the country…

Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write. Let every order and degree among the people rouse their attention and animate their resolution.”

This document reads a bit further but this portion encapsulates what role our government should play and it identifies the fact that the people being governed have every right to be heard and listened to. Obama’s administration and the left fight to pass bills that the clear majority of American citizens do not want, at least according to polls, pertaining to health care, stimulus packages and immigration issues. We the people were not asked to vote on Health Care but I speculate that if the House and Senate did not have the ability to do whatever they chose that it never would have passed in any shape or form resembling what it is.

2,059.7 miles to go.

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