Sunday, November 25, 2007

Don't Quit

I had the following sent to me and I wondered - how many libertarian activists and leaders get oh so close to a major political breakthrough and then quit? I think we have had way too many. I also at times think that sometimes we will never get there and then I notice of someone (or a group) that is doing such good for political change and that new information gives me a positive motivational lift.

As I talk to voters around Kansas they tell me they are looking for an alternative to the republican (especially in KS) and the democrat parties. I really believe we are sooo close that we have to keep chipping away at the current system.

It's a great time to be a Libertarian in Kansas!


Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he'd stuck it out.
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are -
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

Author Unknown