Quote of the day:
- The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding. On the whole men are more good than bad; that, however, isn’t the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance which fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill. There can be no true goodness, nor true love, without the utmost clear-sightedness. ~ Albert Camus
Democrats have been hammering the Republicans on this point for a long time now. They have recently claimed the house, and possibly the Senate.
A Democratic win is imperitive. But, Pragmatism must reign supreme. Good intentions have never fed anyone. But good solid planning, based and good solid facts, has.
I hope for a resurgency in Clinton-style Democratic policies. Socially liberal, but fiscally conservative. Bring down the deficit, encourage free trade that is as fair to those on the ground as it is to those on Wallstreet, Find Osama, Build a functioning democracy in Iraq, Contain China (and help to disband the CCP from within), encourage a Reformation in the Islamic world, take the Environmental Bull by the horns, and otherwise lead with a clear mind.
A full list, and there is more. But this election gives the Dem’s the opportunity to restructure the party for the better … let us hope they do, for if they don’t, the Religious Right will gather together, stronger, and win it all back in 2008.