My name is Patrick M McCormick and I have created this blog as a platform for my political views as well as those of select contributors.

I believe that American Politicians have lost sight of their goal: To uphold the Constitution and protect the rights of the people of the United States. They argue and bicker on the floor of their respective houses, positioning themselves for the next election, while they accomplish very little business for the citizens of this country.

Meanwhile our economy is sliding downward. Millions of our precious jobs have have been exported overseas. Our social safety net and other public services are being cut. Our middle class is rapidly disappearing and the numbers of citizens existing below the poverty line is increasing dramatically.

I plan to examine the causes of these terrible changes to our American way of life. Your comments will help us all arrive at some important conclusions.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Dreamer Among Us

Article first published as The Dreamer Among Us on Technorati.

By Patrick McCormick

The dreamer has walked along life’s path with us since we climbed down out of the trees and stepped out onto earth’s ancient plains. The dreamer gave us fire. We needed protection from the predators that stalked us. The dreamer gave us weapons made from stone. We became hunters and the dreamer gave us tools to cut and dress meat, turn hides into clothing and build shelter.

The dreamer allowed humanity to march into the modern age. Envisioning an easier life, the dreamer gave us industrialization, mechanization, medicine, agriculture and flight.

The dreamer created the means for man to change the environment of the planet. Selfish and lazy, without regard for our neighbors and the wild life that shares this planet with us, we have made changes to that environment that will threaten our very existence. We have to alter the direction our civilization is traveling; we have to change our ways. We do not have much time.

Our leaders seem to lack the imagination necessary to contemplate future problems and avoid them. There is danger everywhere we look; glaciers are melting, the sea is warming, the air polluted and toxins are in our food and water. We need to know which way to turn. We need a hero to save us; we need the Calvary to come riding over the hill once more.

We need that same dreamer that came down out of the trees with us so many years ago. Fortunately, the dreamer still walks among us. New dreams have been offered. Do we have the courage to follow those dreams?

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