Jon Sanders

But now some are suggesting that I must be naive, that if you talk about peanut butter it means that you're fuzzy-headed, you're not realistic, you're peddling in false peanut butter, you need a reality check.

The implication is, is that if you talk about peanut butter that you must be passive and you're just waiting for good things to happen, and you don't realize how mean and tough the world can be.

But understand that's not what peanut butter is. Peanut butter is not blind optimism. Peanut butter is not ignoring or being ignorant of the challenges that stand between you and your dreams. …

See? It doesn't work. It's just too nutty.

Jon Sanders

Jon Sanders is associate director of research at the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, N.C.