I do not watch TV as much as I used to in high school or even college; finding myself in my mid-twenties, I believe I have finally reached what my parents called "The Real World".
Sometime during balancing my job, balancing my checkbook and balancing my social life this past week I took the time to watch President Bush's State of Union Address. After hearing what the President said in front of the Nation, I was never so proud to called myself a Republican. The President talked about the normal things: the economy, taxes, and jobs; but then he said something that I don't think I will soon forget. He said, "Over the next several months, on issue after issue, let us do what Americans have always done, and build a better world for our children and grandchildren." What a statement! That statement made me realize that we as Americans have a President that is concerned, not only about the issues of today, but of the issues and challanges of tomorrow. He is concerned with leaving America in the hand of the next generation in better shape then it is now.
The President talked about the importance of changing Social Security so that future generations of Americans can have it. He talked about the importance of protecting marriage so that the foundations of society will not fall apart. He talked about helping trouble young people and those who are in need in our society because society is judge on how the least in the society are treated. He talked about spreading democracy throughout the world and helping those standing with those people who want to bring democracy to their nations. And he talked about how freedom is changing the world and defeating terrorism.
I support President Bush and his administration, and believe that when the history books are going to be written about President George W. Bush they are not going to say that he was some money hungry war-monger, like some would try to get you to think he is. No, when the history books are written on President George W. Bush, his legacy is going to be that of man who helped to spread freedmon and democracy throughout the world, and one of the men who helped to form America into better country to live in.
Matt McDonald can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org