Jeff Neal for C.U.R.E. - Certain Unalienable Rights Endowment

Politicians – A Contrast Between Winners and Losers

In Opinion on October 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm

cruz magThe Tea Party and Senator Cruz are accused of political idiocy.  They, we are told by the experts, chose tactics ‘doomed to fail’ and have damaged, if not killed, the GOP’s chances of winning national elections . . . and on and on and on go the critics, left and right – mostly people who make more money in direct proportion to the number of people who say such things, by the way.

cory bookerIn contrast, take Cory Booker, who spent last night rejoicing as he screamed himself hoarse.  He did not celebrate an accomplishment of HIS own doing, a medical discovery or the invention of a widget to make life more productive.  No, he is thrilled beyond comprehension by his having won the privilege of moving to Washington, DC where he will be paid by you to tell you how to live your life.  THAT is his version of success.

In the world of professional politics, Ted Cruz – a man fighting against the odds for individual freedom – is the butt of every joke and hateful commentary, while Cory Booker – along with Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid – is a hero.  What else do you need to know?

I pondered those criticisms as contrasted with the praise of Mr. Booker and the others.  I sought to find the answer to the riddle, the false choice the critics pose.  Must rights-respecting men, men who know individual liberty is moral and just, pick between standing for the truth and supporting candidates who are skilled at winning elections?

I have reached a conclusion that gives me solace.  Having sent a decent man to give a whip to a man I fear will give me no comfort when I feel the crack of the whip across my own back.  The only men who rejoice over winning the power to control others, who celebrate not their own accomplishments in science or business, but rather are ecstatic over having won an election, are those who will abuse that power.

Do not conform.  Do not comply.  Then, and only then, will you win.

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