Ponder this quote

From The Patriot Post email.

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. … For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” –Patrick Henry

Our countrymen suffer fr0m so many “illusions of hope.”

Let’s hope that the national debt will just go away.

Let’s hope that $1 trillion in deficit spending will not cause any harm.

Let’s hope that politicians will reform entitlements.

Let’s hope that the next president will really change how Washington works. Etc.