There’s JFK’s ask-not speech, FDR’s only-thing-we-have-to-fear speech and the Gettysburg Address. And now, thanks to the current state of state politics in the great state of Texas, there’s Barry Smitherman’s get-busy-gettin’-busy speech in which he beseeched our young people to get busy gettin’ busy (if you know what I mean).
And if they don’t, says Smitherman, we could wind up like China.
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