Today’s content is borrowed from a reinterpretation of John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural speech. I put it here because it so clearly defines my perspective on what this nation should be, how it should comport itself, and what sort of character it should possess. Politics had its dirty side, but those involved were people of honor; statesmen who, regardless of party, had the nation’s best interests at heart and were willing to negotiate and compromise. Hardly the situation we have today where politics is a do or die competitive sport in which the parties are the focus rather than the nation. It was a time when people mattered and our elected officials saw themselves as our representatives in government, not as leaders who act on their personal bents in spite of their constituent’s desires otherwise.