Danny Dannels

Failure is just as important as success, perhaps even more so. Without it, our successes would be meaningless lists of accomplishments.

August 10th, 2009 I set out to skate across the United States to ask for audience with the President of the United States, Barack Obama. My ultimate goal was to ask him to personally explain his agenda to me.

I need him to make me believe, and, explain why the 45.7% of the voting population that didn’t elect for him to office don’t deserve their due representation. My message for him was to please move to the middle. Please represent me too.

In my eyes, it was worth being in a crucible of pain and unrelenting heat. A trial of near fatal effort would be an entrance fee for such a meeting. Upon returning home, my mother remarked, “yeah, but, you don’t want to go kill yourself for a cause”.

Yes. I would and almost did.

I believe in the cause of the American dream for equal opportunity just as much as I believe in the disparity of results. For it, I would gladly give my life.

I also believe in failure, with all my heart. It is our birthright to enjoy any results of our freedom of choice. It is in the careful analysis of our choices that we gain the most insight. Those choices that result in perceived failure give us the keenest glimpse into the very makeup of our id.

I still seek a meeting with the President of the United States. My mission to gain fair representation for the conservative people of our country continues. I plan to skate to D.C. this winter. My hope is that a journey of thousands of miles will be enough merit to warrant his attention.

Welcome. The opinions that I share here are based on the long road that I have traveled. My successes and failures made along the way have shaped me into the man I am. It through those lessons that I have become a conservative.


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