The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
John Maynard Keynes
I believe Milton Friedman put it best when he said, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”
Wednesday was one of the saddest days in our history, yet the market sluffed it off. The lesson: actions have consequences. Right is right and wrong is wrong and we all know it when we see it. If we want things to change, then it has to start with us.
Principle should guide our views, not the color of our uniform. If one’s political opponent happens to agree with her, then that is cause to celebrate, not to disagree for the sake of being disagreeable.
The real reason we protected the portfolios was not that we are worried about either party winning, it is because we are concerned about the reaction to the election itself.
We are a nation of laws and our elected officials are public servants, not rulers. At least that is the way it is supposed to work. Politicians have often forgotten this over the years, but shockingly, the general public seems to have forgotten as well, or has never been taught.