Inaugural Draft 2028

These promises of life, liberty, and equality must never be forgotten in our pursuit for happiness, especially by those who you have elected to (lead). George Washington, once said: “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” …..         (Ben Strevy) 

 

 

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…” This excerpt from the Declaration of Independence, written down by our Founding Fathers more than two centuries ago, stands just as true today as it did so very long ago.

We the people stand to face hardships so similar, yet so different than any other generation before us. But as we face these hardships we must never forget these promises given to us by our founders and passed down from generation to generation until today, the beginning of our generation. These promises of life, liberty, and equality must never be forgotten in our pursuit for happiness, especially by those who you, the people, have elected to power in the government. George Washington, our first President and my personal role model, once said: “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” If he did believe this, we must ask why? Why do men need such a fearful and dangerous force? For as Thomas Paine concurred: “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”

The answer can be found by looking to another founding father, James Madison who said: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” Unfortunately we are not angels, especially not myself. I am not a perfect man, I have never claimed to be, and neither is this country perfect. Therefore, we must all work to the best of all of our abilities and try to do whatever we can to better our country. Whether through volunteering, through military service, or by working in the government, we must all work to put our differences aside for the betterment of the country.

I have dedicated my life to help continue the legacy that was begun by our founders by means of serving the country and working to give every American the best possible chance to succeed, and will continue to do so until I die. I lament that I am only able to do this once.

This patriotism in my heart cannot be matched except by those who truly wish for their country to succeed. For “A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle” (George William Curtis). “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew” (Abraham Lincoln.)

This new chapter in the life of America will be authored not by the people in high positions of government, but by the everyday person who looks out for himself by looking out for his country. These are the people which make our country great. These are the people for whom I am eternally thankful.

I now leave you with both a promise and a request. My promise is one of integrity, and diligence to the hardworking people of America, and all I ask in return is the same. I am not the President of any certain party, rather, I am the President of the United States of America, and therefore, I am your servant. I will strive to do my best.

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2 Comments on “Inaugural Draft 2028”

  1. Nurse 1 Says:

    Thank you for your love of America.. I have seen many changes in America..not all good. Our founding fathers would be amazed . With all it’s faults it is still the greatest country in the world!!

  2. Steve/Gerri Boneske Says:

    Nice job on the inaugural Ben. If we are to survive as a nation and culture, we need young people who are thoughtful and awake. Grove City will help you grow – good choice!


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