That is what Hillary Clinton is. That is what the Democrats offer. The same boundless confidence that came out of Independence Hall in 1788. The same boundless confidence as we pushed our nation Westward over fresh laid iron rails in the 19th Century. The same boundless confidence as we fought two major wars across two different oceans at the same time. That same boundless confidence as we elected our first WWII fighter into the Presidency. That same boundless confidence with which we stared down the Soviet Union. That same boundless confidence with which we landed on the moon and watched with wonder as our vehicles drove around on Mars. That same boundless confidence as we faced down the Y2K problem. That same boundless confidence with which we said we’d avenge 9/11….That same boundless confidence with which we once faced down our deficit and had our budget completely under control…..

America has always vacillated between moments of boundless confidence and timid fear. Ironically it has always been the Democrats who gave us confidence and Republicans who gave us fear.

The fear is a anathema. We have nothing to fear but fear itself and when we allow ourselves to fear we loose all of our potential. Fear bites into America’s productivity…

You can choose to believe we have to fear. Fear from Muslims. Fear from Mexicans. Fear from Afro Americans. Fear from powerful women. Fear from orange haired sexual predators riding buses in 2005… But though that is only one option, it is not the only option. We can also make assumptions that all people are like us, some bad and some good, and work to elevate the good ones, and find and punish the bad ones. Just no profiling. Just don’t use race or religion as weapons against all one group’s right to freedom, which will become by accretion, weapons against our rights to freedom…

We always will have enemies for we are the most successful and powerful nation on earth. But we have two ways of combating those.. One the cheerful approach, exuding from our pores like Britain had when they were being bombed into oblivion but prevailed. Or the sunken, desperate gloom such as that hung over Berlin as its enemies surrounded it from all sides. One attitude wins against great odds; the other loses against the smallest of threats.

So which one describes you? Gloom, death, destruction, fear, hate, and loathing? or the boundless confidence in America’s progress?

You choose our future… it is serious. There are no do-overs…

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