From the desk of Senator Troy A. Carter
I stand with our Mayor!
Tough decisions are not always popular or easy, but neither is managing an unprecedented pandemic. If it were easy, anyone could do it.
Mayor Cantrell has been dealt a tough hand to play, and, quite frankly, I think she has done an incredible job under extreme circumstances.
Now is not the time to criticize and play “armchair” quarterback. It’s always easy to govern from the bleachers, but Teddy Roosevelt said it best.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat”.
Louisiana, we are better than this. The economy is incredibly important, and we should get it open when it is safe to do so. But again, I stand with our Mayor.
If we err, let’s err on the side of protecting human life!
Senator Troy A. Carter, Sr.