"Why" is the most powerful word in the English – or in any other – language. It is capable of unlocking secrets never dreamt of in Horatio's philosophy. Galileo asked, "Why does the sun rise and set?" and, "If the sun is orbiting the earth, as people say, why are the planets moving in a pattern consistent with their orbiting the sun?" And he concluded that the earth, along with all the other planets, is orbiting the sun.
Bernoulli asked, "Why does the sail pull the boat in the direction in which it is billowing?" And he discovered the principle that allowed us to make airplanes.
Fleming asked, "Why did the staphylococcus culture die after I dribbled crumbs from my stilton cheese sandwich into the Petri dish?" And he discovered penicillin.
Einstein asked, "Why did the Michelson-Morley experiment fail to measure a difference in the speed of light?" And he discovered relativity.
In any situation, the most important question you can ask is "why?" Why did the car stop running? Why is my bank account empty? Why is my kid failing in school? The question "why" is the springboard to discovery. Indeed, without asking that question, discovery is virtually impossible and we are trapped in a torpor of indecision and apathy.
We must develop, in our public lives as well as in our private lives, the habit of asking "why" in every situation Why do we think government control of medicine is a good idea? Why doesn't it work? Why do we refuse to admit that it doesn't work? Why do we keep voting for people who steal from us and then lie about it? Why do we get less and less benefit from spending more and more money?
Why have we not removed an inept, incompetent, and criminal President from office?
TAKE BACK THE SENATE FOR AMERICA IN 2014!