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.

Day27 Saturday 09/25/10

ran 2.6 miles
Running today was more demanding than usual. This whole week I have felt like I was pulling a tractor tire behind me. Weeks like this are bound to happen but I am highly motivated about next week because I will be completing my first month of running against Barack Obama and blogging about it.

My main interests in pursuing this campaign deal with government-run health care, government stimulus packages and bailouts, and immigration, among many other topics. These are the three that I seem to gravitate to. Health care run by the government is communism. Washington has no place in free enterprise and free enterprise has no place in communism. And, as with anything else, it doesn’t seem so bad on the surface but it establishes a sense of precedent that Congress can use to socialize other industries one after another if they see fit. In a similar light, Obama’s stimulus packages and bailouts, straight out of the Keynesian Economic Playbook (see Day20), which has been proven to be a dubious waste of time and money in other countries and in our own during various administrations, also reek of socialism. The stimulus money, which has been barely noticeable, will have to be paid back by generations of Americans, not the Congressmen and women that advocated the decision to do it. And the bailouts of automobile companies and banks enabled the American Government to waltz right into the boardrooms of the private sector. Not a big deal, right? Not right now, as it may appear, but the government has its foot in the door, and it is not going to close any time soon. This is the foundation of socialism. The government sets the rules and prices. Free enterprise, ambition, dreams, and everything that makes America such a great country diminishes to nothing one day at a time. My final disapproval on our government’s policies is immigration. Put up fences! Nothing is more aggravating or more unexplainable as when I see various immigrants, legal or not, waving their flags and singing the songs of their homeland, which they had fled for a better life in America. Ungraciously, many of these people have no desire to assimilate to the ways of this country, which are obviously good ways and successful means. Instead, many seem to have a feeble and misunderstood perception that they have a right to turn their America into whichever country they came from. And this is an odd behavior when you consider that many of our naturalized citizens and illegal aliens came from perilous, inopportune, corrupted and broken countries. And yet they have the audacity to not assimilate and to project their culture and ways upon everyone around them, as though they might have a better idea of what America ought to be even though it has proven itself to be quite successful for nearly two and one half centuries.

One last thing, I recently found a very informative website that focuses on Barack Obama’s daily actions, conferences, meetings, etc. There are more articles and videos than you can possibly read or view archived on this site.

2,011.9 miles to go.

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