(Another in the continuing series of quotes to start the week.)
Since the week starts with Election Day Eve, I thought this 1872 quote from U.S. Senator Carl Schurz (2 March 1829 – 14 May 1906) would be appropriate:
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
When we vote, we either vote to keep the country right or to set the country right. It depends on our point of view, whether we think the country is or isn’t moving in the right direction.
But the work goes on after we vote, too.
(Image: “2016,” by Gordon Johnson, on Pixabay under Creative Commons.)
Every day we have the chance to keep our little corner of the country right, or to set it right if it begins to go wrong. It’s harder work than voting (when we vote, we delegate the work to others), but it’s more direct.
And if more of us did the work, it would be far more effective.
The trouble is, recently so many people have put so much effort into tearing down each other, a lot of work needs to be done no matter who wins the election. I hope we’re up to it.
But, have a great week, no matter what happens tomorrow!
P.S. Don’t forget, if you’re not already sure who you want to vote for, you’re welcome to write in yours truly for any office, anywhere.