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.

Day134 Monday 01/10/11

ran 3.3 miles
Today begins the twentieth week of running against Obama. I’d like to reiterate on why exactly I am running all of these miles and typing all of these words. And as I work my way to the end of my fourth month I’d also like to tell a little bit about myself.

I am 32-years-old. I have been married to an amazing woman, who I cannot imagine life without, for four years. My favorite sport is soccer and my favorite color is green. I am an avid reader and I love writing. And I do not enjoy running nearly as much as you might expect, especially when it is freezing and raining outside. Aside from these few details, there is not much more worth mentioning.

One other thing I would like to point out is that I have never voted for anything or anybody one single time until Barack Obama ran for president. I had never been registered to vote and had hoped I never would be for the rest of my life because I had always found politics to be an unscrupulous affair of nonsense that had no place in what I believed was once a noble arena, which now seems more and more to no longer exist the way it was intended to be. Then I realized one day how naïve of a judgment that was to make and I registered to vote. I also came to realize that thousands upon thousands of Americans have died fighting for our freedom and all of the rights we currently have, one of which is obviously voting.

This brings me to why I am pursuing this two year-plus peaceful protest of our current president, Barack Obama. The last thing I want to be deemed as by readers is an obnoxious rebel with no cause who is incapable of substantiating his arguments with warranted reason.

Health care reform. This is an extremely important matter on so many different levels. For me, aside from the outrageous cost and how it will damage our economy as a whole, it is the Communism that fills the thousand-plus page bill that really disappoints me. We have been fighting Communism for as long as we can remember. Europe has even employed its methods and they are now rioting and protesting the results of it. Communism is great, even utopian, at face value but it is just simply too good to be true and what is happening in Europe right now is the ugly tail end of what Communism does to a country. As Communistic ideas pertain to America, if this health care reform bill bares its poisonous fruits across the American landscape, this act will stand as a source of precedent to nationalize other private sector industries and businesses. This is what Communism does; when one thing fails, governments go on to some other facet of industry and drain it dry until eventually there is nothing left. And it happens so fast that by the time everyone starts saying it was a bad idea to begin with, it is far too late to correct.

Steady unemployment numbers and stimulus packages. Obama has pumped incomprehensible amounts of monopoly money into our economy and little change has been made in proportion to the endless zeroes to the right of the dollar sign. We cannot continue to pump nonexistent money into our economy when so much money is wasted elsewhere and could be used so much more resourcefully. The November 2 election figuratively picked Barack Obama up into the air, sat him down on a chair in a timeout corner, and told him the way things needed to be. And he listened to the voice of the people. Otherwise, he would not have continued the Bush tax cuts across the board. The people were heard and he had to obey. That’s a beautiful thing that few other countries have the ability to embrace. The media spun this story as more debt piled onto our deficit but, the fact is, allowing Americans to keep their own money and to spend it as they see fit is the surest way to keep an economy afloat. It is not monopoly money, and if it had gone to the government it more than likely would have been spent in ways that would have reached unknown depths of waste, achieving little if nothing. Extending the tax cuts was not more weight on our debt, it was a good decision Barack Obama had to be demanded to do by millions of Americans.

Immigration. I think the best way to analyze this issue is to take a reverse approach. Rather than argue why we should not grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and not leave our borders open as a book with no plot or any idea of a good ending, let’s look at it from a different approach. Here we go. Let everybody in. Let’s legalize everyone. Whatever ineffective approach we’ve been taking pertaining to immigration, let’s make it even more ineffective. This is a very touchy issue and I don’t want to come across one way or another, but do the math, literally. These are the options. Grant amnesty, continue to do nothing, or create some legislation that simply ensures citizens speak English, arrive in this nation with documented intentions, and know who George Washington was.

These are my three hot topics that inspired me to run, write, and to register to vote. As I said before, I’m just a regular guy and I’ll be the first to tell you there is much about this world, this country, and the politics that define this country, which I do not know or understand. But, it is a valuable testament any time another one of us, among millions of others who feel the same, wakes up and says, “This is enough.”

1,739.6 miles to go.

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