Do not let journeys hold you from climbing that hill

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By Bernie Rabik
| Especially for the time

“Did you stumble on the hill that you have to climb?”

If you stumbled on the climb up the hill, get up and dust yourself off. This triggering should revive the prospect of hope. Evil is not innate; and the struggle between bad and good, hate and love, lies eternally in each of us. We choose every minute of every day; and past decisions do not determine future results. What comes after is up to each of us; and we have the ability to choose love, compassion and understanding. Whether we do it or not is up to us.

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the youngest person to deliver a poem at an inauguration of the US President when she recited her “The Hill We Climb” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Gorman fascinated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the world.

Gorman recited:

When the day comes we step out of it

Shadow.

Flame and without fear.

The new dawn will bloom when we set it free.

Because there is always light.

If only we were brave enough to see

If only we were brave enough to be.

Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for ex-President George W. Bush, has split up Republicans who remain loyal to Donald Trump, and the 2020 election of the ex-president falls into two camps. “To be a loyal Republican, you have to be either a sucker or a liar.” He continued, “And because this defining lie (about the election) is so blatantly and ridiculously wrong, we can safely assume that most Republican leaders who adopt it fall into the second category,” he continued. “Knowingly repeating a lie – an act of immorality – is now evidence of Republican allegiance.”

Garson further noted that “a founding lie” like Trump’s electoral fraud conspiracy theory “is designed to remove supporters from the chaotic world of facts and evidence,” “replace critical judgment with personal loyalty,” and “increase suspicion of any source of social authority.” promote that, on the other hand, is the changing will of the leader. “

Courageous language must attack this lie, followed by bold action. Innovation has to prevail. But if you are innovative you have to be prepared for everyone to tell you that you are crazy – at least according to one commenter, Larry Ellison.

President Biden described his proposed employment plan: “It’s big, yes. It’s brave, yes. And we can do it. “

For those Republicans who criticize the breadth of Biden’s plan, I simply ask them to reconsider the premise of their arguments. Just as President Franklin D. Roosevelt has invested in the face of a threatening “socialist” label, President Biden knows that similar New Deal ideas and investments are key to a victorious future.

After the human and economic losses from COVID-19, we cannot afford to hold on to the antiquated and regressive thinking of hypocritical and suspiciously selective fiscal hawks. We need a real recovery. Pass the American Jobs Plan and make sure America stays on top.

From President Franklin D. Roosevelt implementing the Works Progress Administration to President Eisenhower creating the Interstate Highway System, our nation has a long, bipartisan history of ambitious infrastructure miracles. Let’s regain that proud tradition by adopting a comprehensive infrastructure bill that will enable us to make crucial improvements in job creation. Aging airports, rail tunnels and roads across the country urgently need work.

In summary, the first page of Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s “I wish you more” is exactly right when it reads: “I wish you more highs than lows”. The book follows the first sentence and only changes the words. For example, “I wish you more will than hills.” It goes on to say: “I wish you more tiptoe than deep. I wish you more us than I do. “

Bernard J. Rabik, a Hopewell Township attorney, is an opinion columnist for The Times.

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