Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Tree of Liberty ...

The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
-- Thomas Jefferson

The people of Iran are presently making a down-payment on the price of Liberty. The cost is high, as we well know:

These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.
-- Thomas Paine

Stout hearts, brothers. Though the road be long and hard, rest assured that there does not exist a cause more worth the fighting for. All the world is watching, we're all pulling for you, and we know you can do this. Keep the pressure on, make the fence-sitters come down and dance, and force the Army to choose.

Win or lose, this is your day. Don't waste it.

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