Saturday, May 27, 2006

Libertarian Party of Indiana Looking for Women and Men Who Will Serve in the Arena

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt, "The Man In The Arena", Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, France, April 23, 1910

1 comment:

Mike Kole said...

TR had some really great things to say about being in the game. Another of his brilliant speeches addresses the "Strenuous Life". TR glorified the person who would not rest in the ease of a comfortable life, but would take on great challenges, for these are the people who make our world a better place.

Running for office as a Libertarian fulfills TR's sense of life in every way. True, it may not be the easy road to take, but it will change our world for the better, and the successes are tremendously satisfying.

I urge your Hoosier readers to become active with the Libertarian Party's efforts this year.

Do not be hindered by your circumstances. We all have busy lives- that's understood. But, while we are off having busy, productive lives, Republicans and Democrats are making our lives even harder with their laws and their taxes. It stops when we take on the challenge of public life in addition to our busy, productive lives.

Once Libertarians have won, there will be plenty of time for rest. After all- you won't be surrendering upwards of half your income anymore, so you won't have to work quite so long and hard!