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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Encouraging words in dark times

I meant to post this a while ago, but Paul Glastris at Political Animal posted this great quotation:

A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt...If the game runs sometime against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake."
Thomas Jefferson, 1798

Mind you, he wrote this in a time much like today, Federalists had control of the Legislature and the White House, and they were doing everything they could to consolidate their power. And Jefferson was right, two years after writing this, Jefferson beat Adams for presidency, eliminated the Sedition Act, and continued having sex with slaves. (Okay, everything wasn't peachy kean in 1801, but they were better than they were in 1798 thankyewverymuch) This is important to keep in mind in trying times such as these.


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