July 28, 2011

Sowell's thoughts on the debt battle

Thomas Sowell, brilliant man, has this to say on the Tea Party vs. GOP sub-fight;
The most basic fact of life is that we can make our choices only among the alternatives actually available. It is not idealism to ignore the limits of one's power. Nor is it selling out one's principles to recognize those limits at a given time and place, and get the best deal possible under those conditions.

That still leaves the option of working toward getting a better deal later, when the odds are more in your favor.

There would not be a United States of America today if George Washington's army had not retreated and retreated and retreated, in the face of an overwhelmingly more powerful British military force bent on annihilating Washington's troops.
The long view may not be every conservative's first choice - it's not mine - but sometimes you have to make lemonade when you've been given lemons.

More importantly, we have to remember we are on the same side as far as objectives go.  The GOP and Tea Party may have different ideas on how to get there but the same destination is on the map.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Disagreement is always welcome. Please remain civil. Vulgar or disrespectful comments towards anyone will be removed.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Share This