“This is what democracy looks like!”
That’s a popular protest chant among liberals. It could be heard at many “Occupy” gatherings. It’s a staple at union-backed protests.
We all know that in a democracy, sometimes things go your way, and sometimes they don’t. The big question is, how will you react?
For example, many conservatives were disappointed by the results of last month’s elections. Despite high unemployment, sluggish economic growth and an unpopular health care program, a majority of voters returned a staunchly liberal president to office.
But just as there are no permanent victories, there are no permanent defeats. The...