‘That’s why it’s up to every American to push himself every day to be better—not just to overcome our external enemies but to also overcome the threat of complacency where a great nation begins to fade, crushed under the weight of millions of minor problems with no larger danger to focus on. Then we become small, whiny, and useless. Do you know what you call a man who is small, whiny, and useless?’ I had heard of such people. ‘Well, that’s not a man at all that you describe. That’s a hippie.’
FrankJ’s How to Fix Everything in America Forever is ridiculously quotable. You should go buy it.