Sunday, December 11, 2005

Commen Sense

It just seem so appropriate for this day and age.

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.

If this sounds vaguely familiar, it should. American patriot Thomas Paine wrote this December 23, 1776, in a series called The American Crisis.

Thanks to the Power Line blog for the reminder.

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