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.

Day31 Wednesday 09/29/10

ran 2.6 miles
“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”
Thomas Paine

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
Thomas Paine

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
George Washington

“Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.”
Thomas Jefferson

Much of the media continues to harpoon blame of Obama’s low approval numbers by essentially attributing all of our current turmoil to Bush’s eight years, which does actually hold a substantial amount of truth, and an underwhelming generalization that American voters simply disapprove of Barack Obama’s actions because we are all frustrated by the economy and an overall lack of productive results.

American voters want to reconcile wrongdoings and problems from the past decade as much as Barack Obama does, but would it be possible for us to not be depicted by the media as a simple-minded herd of cattle, only capable of mooing that we want results and that we want them now? We certainly want some real change soon, but could it be possible that millions of people in this country firmly believe Obama’s direction and his ideas are shaded with dangerously dark tints of socialism? Newspapers don’t allude to this real possibility very often. Our voice stands as simple results of random polls.

“From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.”

This line from Karl Marx is possibly the most naïve and out of touch series of letters ever pushed onto a sheet of paper by a pen. It is a utopian fairy tale. Read George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”, or read the “Communist Manifesto”. They are both very quick reads. The former is a step-by-step demise of applied communism and the latter is a collection of theoretical wishful thinking that simply does not work without compromising every fiber of what a country like America is.

“The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.”

“The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.”

“Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.”

These quotes from Karl Marx sound like the words of an angry, bitter man who takes everything he sees in the world very personally, as though everything were an insult to him and his ego, and he wants to put the world in its place, regardless of the others around him. That is what Communism is. It is like an angry child throwing a tantrum and wanting everything his way and all of his things to be in their proper place.

2,001.8 miles to go.

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