"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

Thomas Jefferson
Sept. 23, 1800

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Moving On

On the national and state levels, yesterdays results were sobering, to say the least. I've about heard my fill of commentators, both conservative and otherwise, calling for the country to "come together" behind our new President-Elect. My principles are the same this morning as they were yesterday, and it would be a betrayal of them to stand behind a man who holds them in contempt just for the sake of "unity".

Now more than ever is the time to stand up for Freedom and Liberty and try to gather as many under their flag as possible. One presidential election will not mean the death of libertarian conservatism. Yesterday was one small battle in the fight to keep men free that's been raging for centuries. After one losing battle of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine wrote this:

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it. The event of yesterday is one of those kind alarms which is just sufficient to rouse us to duty, without being of consequence enough to depress our fortitude. It is not a field of a few acres of ground, but a cause we are defending, and whether we defeat the enemy in one battle, or by degrees, the consequence will be the same."

So please, let this recent battle rouse you to duty but don't let it depress your fortitude.

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