It is Saturday morning, the day after the “sequester” went into effect and all is quiet. There is an air of peace that hasn’t been felt since before the elections of 2008.
Having experienced this peace this morning reminds me that President Obama’s job before becoming president was a Neighborhood Agitator and he was very good at it. It seems to me that he has kept our country in constant agitation since he first hit the national stage. I am enjoying this morning knowing it will not last, knowing that some new scheme to divide and agitate the American people is probably being dreamed up by the President as America sleeps.
The avatar I selected is a historical figure of Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt the 26th President of the United States. He is recognized as one of the greatest Presidents in history. He was the first and maybe only President to go after the big business cartels in America and yet he was very pro-business. Teddy used the phrase “Square Deal” to describe his domestic agenda, emphasizing that the average citizen would get a fair share under his policies. As an outdoorsman and naturalist, he promoted the conservation movement—something I strongly support. He was also an avid hunter and strongly upheld the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. Internationally, Roosevelt’s policies were characterized by his slogan, “Speak softly and carry a big stick”. Roosevelt was the force behind the completion of the Panama Canal. He sent the Great White Fleet on a world tour to demonstrate American power and he negotiated an end to the Russo-Japanese War, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize. He united the people of America and was a strong leader. He won his second term as President by the highest percentage of popular vote achieved up to that point in history.
Theodore Roosevelt is a man whose ideals and achievements I greatly admire and this is why I selected his image for my avatar.