DEAD MESSENGER

What’s the message?

Msg. Feb. 7, 2007; “Mr. Speaker!”

 

NEWT GINGRICH FOR PRESIDENT! 

It appears the only guy who hasn’t announced his candidacy for Presdident of the US is former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. By far, in my opinion, Mr. Gingrich is the most qualified man for the job. His command of the English language, knowledge of history, practiacal experience with the workings of governement, vision and concern for a better America demonstrate he would be a superior choice of any declared Presidential candidate today. Newt is, QUALIFIED!!

Speaker Gingrich is indeed a national treasure and asset. If he should decide to apply to the American People for the office of President, he comes with a platform that has already been well developed in the interveneing years since he last served his country in public office. He has been very active in the public and academic forums; as a college professor, author, TV news political analyst, congressional advisor, and public speaker.

Newt’s perspective of the future challanges and dangers facing America is instructive and comprehensive. In his own words, in a recent speech (Nov. 2006; Post Election Speech to GOPAC, see video above.), Newt stated,  “…We are the most successful, the wealthiest, and the most powerful nation in history because for generations, our parents and grandparents have worked and fought to develop the county we inherited.  And the reason I entitle my book “Winning the Future” is I want to send a single message, which is we can win the future; we will not inherit it.  We’re going to compete with China and India economically.  We’re going to have to absorb an enormous explosion of scientific knowledge.  We have to meet the challenge of the Baby Boomers living longer than any generation in history.  We have to understand the challenge of a government which is increasingly obsolete and increasingly ineffective.  And we have to understand the genuine threats to our survival internationally from terrorist groups and we have to beat back the secular academic legal challenge to the very core of American values. 

Now all of those things have to be done simultaneously.  We’re not given the privilege of ordering our history to appear seriatim because we’d like to deal with one at a time.  We have to deal with all of them.  I believe we will be, in the next 20 years, more challenged than any generation since Abraham Lincoln in 1861.  Now if you have to go look back to the scale of the Civil War and the degree to which required fundamental change in order for the union to survive to have any sense of what’s coming at the U.S. in the next 20 years.  And I don’t think we’re ready for it.  We don’t have a political structure that can describe it, a new media that can cover it, a leadership that can offer the solutions, or a government that can implement it.  And this will be a very, very significant period of change.  And I think the challenge to the Republicans is to be the party that has the courage to confront that reality and to deal with that reality.  …”

The Speakers’  21st Century Contract With America outlines the challanges and issues that face America and the goals to address them.  He warns us that we “…will not inherit America…[we’ll have to win it]…” I for one appreciate his warning that citizens and our government leaders urgently need to focus more on important issues and meaningful changes and less on partisan political tactics to gain power.

If you’re interested in learning more about the perspectives of a truly great leader you may visit Newt’s website www.newt.org.

Speaker Gingrich’s  most recent books:

Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America by Newt Gingrich

Rediscovering God in America: Reflections on the Role of Faith in Our Nation’s History and Future by Newt Gingrich

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February 7, 2007 - Posted by | America

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