British author Elizabeth Charles wrote at the turn-of-the-century: “To know how to say what others only know how to think is what makes men poets or sages; and to dare to say what others only dare to think makes men martyrs or reformers.”
FDR cut a swath through bickering and dissension as he moved straight forward to common sense. “We have nothing to fear but fear itself,” resonated for generations, holding significant meaning until now and into the future.
Two more recent “sound-bite” phrases speak to this jumbled, anxiety-ridden, contentious present, originating again from the LEFT, but seeming quite RIGHT.
“It’s about the economy, Stupid.” ~ James Carville
“I just don’t want to see [our] country moving backwards. We must reverse the path we’re on.” ~ Hillary Clinton
Those three quotations, the first crafted by a speech-writer no doubt and the latter two emanating from gifted individuals, elevated to house-hold “words” which all should heed.
Let us begin to shun labeling while we honor the common sense of moving amicably forward for the sake of our country.
“It wouldn’t be left or right, but forward.” ~ South Carolina Republican Representative Bob Inglis