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Sunday, August 21, 2005

The American Crisis

Last week, moral coward New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote the first op/ed piece by a major media figure that stated outright that the United States can't win the war in Iraq. (link to wacky leftists page because the NY Times version will disappear.)

When Kid Various despairs, reading defeatist tripe like this, there's only one cure. Break out the Tom Paine.

We've been here before.

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.


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