On Election Eve In the United States: Brief Thoughts & A "Thought 4 the Week"

It is Election Eve in the United States and the pundits are at it ever more.     It was interesting how Rachel Maddow on MSNBC  What is interesting as it comes down to the wire is this:  No one knows--although the polling-industrial complex has been quite busy with the Princeton Election Consortium coming out with its "final" forecast:

It will be truly an interesting night and we will have to see where it all goes as we remember these admonitions:


What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

To leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

We must remember that one determined person can make
a significant difference,
and that a small group of determined people
can change the course of history.
- Sonia Johnson
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