It is only after an unknown number of unrecorded labors, after a host of noble hearts have succumbed in discouragement, convinced that their cause is lost; it is only then that the cause triumphs.
Guizot is an under-appreciated writer, a Classical Liberal of the French school, a truly embattled group who struggled against long odds. In the new book by James C. Bennett and Michael J. Lotus, America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century-Why America’s Greatest Days Are Yet to Come, we cite to Guizot’s General History of Civilization in Europe (1828), which is a brilliant book. I also hope to read his The History of the Origins of Representative Government in Europe (1861).
4 thoughts on “Never Give up on the Cause of Freedom”
[When you madly destroy a token opposition, you may well get a real one]
SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): “The GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered. I don’t think we need to name any names, do we? Our party is encumbered by an inconsistent approach to freedom. The new GOP will need to embrace liberty in both the economic and the personal sphere. If we’re going to have a Republican party that can win, liberty needs to be the backbone of the GOP. We must have a message that is broad, our vision must be broad, and that vision must be based on freedom.
There are millions of Americans, young and old, native and immigrant, black, white and brown, who simply seek to live free, to practice a religion, free to choose where their kids go to school, free to choose their own health care, free to keep the fruits of their labor, free to live without government constantly being on their back. I will stand for them. I will stand for you. I will stand for our prosperity and our freedom, and I ask everyone who values liberty to stand with me. Thank you. God bless America.”
“It is only after an unknown number of unrecorded labors, after a host of noble hearts have succumbed in discouragement, convinced that their cause is lost; it is only then that the cause triumphs.”
Yes. The same way Classical Liberalism triumphed in France.
Listen – pining away for a miracle is not a plan or substitute for action. The enemy wins because they ACT. They act in interest, they act in malice, but they do ACT.
“Yes. The same way Classical Liberalism triumphed in France.”
There does seem a progression to liberalism doesn’t there? Maybe this time is different (and “Napoleon” won’t be the requisite next step). I look forward to the argument Lex is presenting.
“… pining away for a miracle is not a plan or substitute for action. The enemy wins because they ACT. They act in interest, they act in malice, but they do ACT.”
So, this is directed at whom?
And, what ACT are you doing?
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