Monday, November 07, 2016

The Night Before the Election

The night before the election, I'm struck by how bleak the outcome will be.  The presidential election cannot end happily; whatever happens, the outcome will present a real challenge to those of us who love liberty.  The best for which we can hope is that the opponents of liberty don't gain as much power as they might.

It's a dark thing to contemplate, and it -- plus the generally disreputable nature of the two main candidates -- has driven many people a bit crazy.  Avoid being among them.  This is the best time to remain calm and to rededicate oneself to promoting reason and liberty,  There's no quitting, no whining, no giving up, no surrendering, not for those of us who are serious about building a free and prosperous future.

I'm quite fond of the sayings of General George S. Patton.  Here are a few that are worth remembering.

"Success is how you bounce on the bottom."

"You’re never beaten until you admit it."

"In case of doubt, attack."

There's far more strength on the side of the good than we often recognize.  And if you have some doubt about all this, that there's nothing you can do and it's all hopeless, remember this fourth bit of advice:

"If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself." 

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