Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Monica Crowley: "We must fight for this beloved country"

I have read a lot of "Monday morning quarterbacking" this Wednesday after the election by Conservatives and Republicans but Monica Crowley struck a cord with me when she writes:

There will be a lot of argument made about why Mitt Romney (and so many other Republicans) lost last night.........

All background noise and not particularly relevant right now.

A very slight majority---but a majority---of the American people KNOWINGLY chose four more years (at least) of high unemployment, anemic economic growth, break-the-bank spending, unsustainable and record-breaking deficits and debt, unpopular and bankrupting socialized medicine, and record numbers of people on food stamps and living in poverty. They KNOWINGLY chose four more years....of this......

It may very well be that it's going to take a full-blown crisis to wake us from our torpor. We may have to be broken before we can begin to put ourselves back together again. After all, the slight majority who voted for Obama and the status quo also rejected the responsible plans of Romney and Paul Ryan to deal with the imminent crises now, before they blow up and consume us.

But the majority has chosen to close its eyes and float along for now. But at some point, the laws of economics will kick in and the reckoning will come. So we may have to experience a Western European-style crisis--complete with catastrophic economic collapse and social upheaval--before we can start to fix it.

It's an ugly reality, but it may very well be the case.

And that's why we must never give up. We must never give in. We must never surrender. We must fight for this beloved country. It may be slipping beneath the waves, but it can still be rescued.

I know it's tough to be a Happy Warrior today. We're not feeling very happy, and we're exhausted from the fight. But take a deep breath and realize two things: America CAN be saved, and she is WORTH SAVING.

It's going to require even more hard work and more focus and more energy. But we don't just give up on America. We fight for her. And today (or maybe tomorrow--even God needed a day of rest), we begin the fight anew.

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Or as John Dryden, (1631-1700) wrote:

Fight on, my merry men all,

I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain;

I will lay me down for to bleed a while,
Then I'll rise and fight with you again