Election Day

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men. 

–Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 4, 1933

6 Replies to “Election Day”

  1. Fitting, that on election day this blog would have a quotation from FDR, the president who exacerbated the Depression, befriended Stalin, brought economic fascism, pushed for the mass carnage of WWII, and wrought misery on most Americans. There will be no progress until this nation stops kneeling to the FDR god and believing all the statist nonsense that comes with this false religion. But when the FDRists control the education system it becomes that much harder to dismantle.

    “Every election is a sort of advance auction sale
    of stolen goods.”
    – H. L. Mencken

  2. Thank you for this challenging quote, Eduwonk. I do hope that our nation’s response to our current economic situation is to look beyond money for happiness instead of entering into a national depression because we don’t have it or toward a national trend of being misers because we hold so tightly to what we do have! I also hope that the financial constraints will force the government and individuals to think hard about what we prioritize. A lack of abundance can be a value-strengthening force.

  3. “Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money…” Spoken by a man who never had to work a day in his life.

  4. Wow! Real FDR h8rs! Shouldn’t you guys be doing GOTV right now instead of the political history version of fantasy football?

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