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Hardship can only teach those with a soft enough heart to learn. Wilfulness and all the qualities that create our current problem don't just come about in one generation, and they don't generally end with one. My other concern is for our people and our form of government. Would our Constitution simply be seen as one more failure, when the only thing that has failed is our commitment to it? How much human misery and injustice are we willing to sit by and permit to make a point? Is making a point so important to us, or is the priority persuading and teaching people to love liberty and our constitutional form of government?
Perry was a religious bigot and smarm. Newt was a failure on so many levels. Neither of them would have fared any better.
Excuse me... I meant to say they'd never connect the cause and effect of their misery.
If I thought the people who really needed to learn a lesson would, I might consider this course of action. But they'll always blame something else, always say that their plans would work if they just had a little more latitude. Either they're so invested in their ideas that they'd die before admitting they're wrong or they're people living so day to day and without consideration that they'd connect the cause and effect of their misery. Giving up isn't going to get us anywhere.
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