The power of this blog to influence the course of human history remains a thing of mystery and beauty to me.
Tonight the president of the United States delivered a long awaited speech on health care reform. Frankly, it is difficult to imagine he has not been reading the two most recent posts on the Henry Wiggen Blog. We, of course, welcome him as a reader and hope he signs on to follow the blog regularly.
The titles of our past two entries are:
What has this nation come to? and
We are, as a people, better than this
Read how the president translated our thoughts in those two posts for the stirring close to his big speech tonight:
"Because that is who we are. That is our calling. That is our character."
It was interesting to hear what a great speaker could do with our humble thoughts. We thank you, Mr. President, for doing this, just as we thank the late Senator Ted Kennedy for supply you with the interesting notion this health care debate is about nothing less than the quality of our national character.
--Lofflin, never shy about giving credit where it is due