With the inauguration just days from now, roughly 58 million voters will not be jumping with joy at the spectacle. What then to do? Take heart.
“Once during the campaign, I said, “This is a wonderful time to be alive,” and I meant that. I meant that we’re lucky not to live in pale and timid times. We’ve been blessed with the opportunity to stand for something — for liberty and freedom and fairness. And these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to. And we have good reason to be hopeful and optimistic.”
Ronald Reagan speech to CPAC organizers March 8, 1985
The Great Communicator was also the great encourager.