Thursday, January 20, 2005
(Sigh) The Youth Are Our Future
John Kerry's endearingly quirky platform moved me and gratefully my family was supportive as I experienced deep sadness at his loss.
I found this statement odd since I felt an overwhelming since of joy at the election, but I digress. I read them all, and after the dizziness went away I realized how important it is for us all to get involved in the current legislature and help improve Texas' education system. By my count there are 16 letters from students, and the breakdown is: two could pass as positive towards President Bush, three were a toss-up, and eleven were negative. How's that for fair and balanced! Unfortunately I kept reading, and came upon this commentary in the Metro section written by a senior at Medina Valley High School. The premise of this brilliant piece by Drew Clary is that Social Security reform is connected to, if not born out of, what he calls our "failure" in Iraq. Here is a taste of Mr. Clary's commentary about President Bush:
Had his presidency ended today, his mark would not have been very positive. He would have been remembered as the president who shouldn't have been in office, and the one who brought us together for a few months after 9-11 before leading us into an illegitimate war.
His professional and optimistic view is that Iraq will end in civil war. SAEN Editor Bob Rivard must be in love with this kid! Now, I don't want to be hard on the kid, after all he is the product of the aforementioned bad Texas school system, but let me point out that President Bush has been talking about reforming Social Security since he started running for president...the first time. I don't necessarily like it, but every second term administration tries to build a legacy and faulting only Bush for this rings false.
Keep up the good work.