Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Be of good cheer! (Please read if dejected)

Now that Super Tuesday results are in, many of us may be down in the dumps, dejected, and angry. I have some thoughts to help keep it all in perspective.

I've had my toe in this stuff since 1980 when I heard presidential candidate Ed Clark tell a very small roomful of people, "No one knows better how to run your life than you do." I knew I had finally found a political home.

The grassroots support for the Freedom Message has been unbelievable. I have never in my life witnessed so many folks with such passion and energy and a willingness for fight for Liberty. When I told my wife what I saw happening on the Internet, I added, "Many of them will have their hearts broken." When you know that the message is so right, you are stunned that the majority of our fellow citizens just don't get it.

Please, whether you're new at the game or a seasoned veteran, it behooves you to read Albert Jay Nock's essay "Isaiah's Job." If you've read it before, read it again. It reminds us why we're here, what we're doing, and how to measure our success. Here it is:

And finally, with thanks to Brian Doherty for the quote found in his excellent book _Radicals For Capitalism_, here's some sage advice from the great Murray Rothbard: "Quintessentially and metaphysically, [the libertarian] should remain of good cheer. The eventual victory of liberty is inevitable, because only liberty is functional for modern man. There is no need, therefore, for libertarians to thirst maniacally for Instant Action and Instant Victory, and then to fall into bleak despair when that Instant Victory is not forthcoming. Reality, and therefore history, is on our side."

You do good work. I salute you all. Be of Good Cheer!


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