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.

Day135 Tuesday 01/11/11

ran 3.8 miles
On this day in 1989, Ronald Reagan delivered his farewell address to America. After eight years as president of the United States, he spoke with proud enthusiasm about the foreign policy achievements of his administration.

Reagan declared that America rediscovered its commitment to world freedom during his presidency. He proclaimed the United States was “Respected again in the world and looked to for leadership.” Through a return to “Common sense”, which “Told us that to preserve the peace, we’d have to become strong again after years of weakness.”

Reagan forced Soviets to begin withdrawal from Afghanistan, pulled the Vietnamese out of Cambodia, and ordered Cuban forces out of Angola. All of these endeavors were acts against Communism, an ideology that Reagan firmly believed was the single most threat to freedom.

“Nothing,” Reagan stated, “Is less free than pure Communism.”

Ronald Reagan emerged as an American hero having defeated incumbent Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential election. Jimmy Carter is the most similar liberal president with radical and devastating agendas comparable to Barack Obama’s ideas to surface in Washington over the past thirty-five years. Ideally, perhaps history will repeat itself, the way it tends to do, and bestow upon Americans a new hero that Obama’s administration will force to rise up as a product of unrealistic legislating and sheer voter discontentment.

It is quite possible that Barack Obama’s genuine beliefs and motives in the political arena, the ideologies he bases all of his decisions on, which effect so many, might just lead to the biggest awakening and positive change America has experienced in a long, long time. Reagan emerged as a hero after Carter and Someone Else now has an opportunity in their grasps in 2012 to remind us all of what America is, once more.

1,735.8 miles to go.

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