Quick Quote: Ideas First, Elections Second

I had a long day at work today, and I’m exhausted. Therefore, I am postponing part three of my work-in-progress until tomorrow. In the meantime, I heartily endorse the following statement:

“Suppose Republicans win next year because we are ‘not the other guys.’ Then what? Winning is necessary but not sufficient to save our country from fiscal disaster. Two years later the Democrats will still be offering free stuff and the postponement of pain. We can’t win the several subsequent elections that will be necessary to put us on the right path unless we win the war of ideas and develop the ability to explain why restraint and reform are necessary and that fostering a nation of free people, free markets, and the rule of law is not only morally just and right but is the only way to sustainable growth and prosperity. Otherwise, we become participants in our own demise, for the sake of short-term political expedience.” – Fred Thompson (at NRO)

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