My Remeberance

Ryan A. Bridges shares his personal experince traveling to Washington DC with you.


In 2000 when I received the call to fly to Washington DC and meet with our leaders, I accept it without a second thought. It was an exciting moment, curiosity was high and I always was intrigue to see how our democracy and Government Works.


When I arrived there, the next day we were first taken by a Bus to a restaurant to have Lunch with our District's Congressman in U.S. Congress, I was so out of the loop that when Congressman Christopher COX (later the SEC Secretary) came to join us, I had NO idea who he is. I still can remember his look by the way I did NOT paid attention to his arrival; possibly he assumed that I probably don’t like him, NOT knowing that I did NOT know who he is. However, he was so gracious and kept his smile and initiated conversation. He is one of the most Honorable Men that this Country has.


My overall experience throughout my trips was amazing, all these very powerful men and women were yet humble and down to earth. Especially Senator Elizabeth Dole, a kind Sole, who greeted us and everyone us with such warmth arm that still to this day has touched our heart, since She retired we all miss her, She is another example who dedicated her entire life alongside with her Husband to serve our beloved country.


Times are tough for all of us, and as I wrote in my previous pages we too have shared our own hardships during these down economy crisis. But based on my opinion the events that led to this crisis, could not have prevented by any of our Law maker, this did NOT happen because of less regulation nor happened because of entitlement programs. IT HAPPENED because of down productivity.