Sunday, January 15, 2012
Today's Founders Quote: To Act With Vigor and Effect
"Men, to act with vigour and effect, must have time to mature measures, and judgment and experience, as to the best method of applying them. They must not be hurried on to their conclusions by the passions, or the fears of the multitude. They must deliberate, as well as resolve."
- Joseph Story, 1833.
Story makes a great point that we don't think enough about - taking time to think... Too often, we succumb to pressure. That we need to do this today, or the world would collapse.. From off the top of our head, we can think of four or five occasions in the past few years where we've been told the world would end if we didn't pass legislation today. By both sides... Our answer? Bulllshit.
It's easy. Plan ahead, take the time to think everything through, and good legislation will follow. And don't get caught up in the political aspects of each bill.. Not getting caught up in Welsh hottie Danielle Lineker isn't so easy....