Friday, November 1, 2002

A Small Boy Grew Up and That Boy Was Me

Dear Friends,

  In the spirit of the upcoming elections, former President Ronald Reagan has asked to introduce this month's HTP song, "Ruse" for the Hard Taco Digest this month. The following is a small exerpt of his correspondence with us:

"It is with great pleasure that I have been given the honor of presenting this song to the American People today. When I think of America, I can't help but think of a small boy growing up through some tough times who learned a valuable lesson, and that boy was me. But perhaps there's a similar lesson in All Americans today, rich or poor, because they are our most valuable asset besides liberty itself. I'm speaking, of course, about the strength of American industry and the prominence of our collective chin. We The People have dirtied our fingers on this hallowed soil and unearthed a force more powerful than our forefathers could have dreamed - the desire for independence through a proven system of checks and balances. We The People have stood up to all that was right in the face of adversity. The Statue of Liberty herself is emblazened with these great words, 'The affluent shall not be burdened and the needy shall find solace.' I ask you today, let us not dare to dream great dreams. I am weeping now as I draw 48 stars for you today. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Thank you."

With Warmest Regards,