Monday, June 22, 2009
Aim Higher, Mr. President.
In his editorial in the Seattle Times today, David Sirota puts into words what it is that I have been stewing on but had not yet articulated. There is no question that Mr. Sirota is a Progressive, and of the ilk that is impatient with President Obama's slow, cautious, low risk attempts at reform. But I find myself often in his camp, thinking we should be making bolder moves in reforming or reshaping our economic system, our health care system, our energy policies. Sirota makes a distinction between a reformist and a revolutionary. A reformist tinkers with what's there. A revolutionary, much like the Wright Brothers, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Franklin Roosevelt, and yes, even Ronald Reagan, re-imagines new ideas and machines and theories that did not exist before. Obama is a self-proclaimed reformer. Are we aiming high enough? Isn't it time to dream up bigger and better solutions? If not now, when? Find David Sirota's column at: Aim%20higher%2C%20Mr%2E%20President Shared via AddThis