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This Too Shall Pass

Posted By Alan Partis on March 26, 2010

These times do indeed try men’s souls.  Thomas Paine wrote in The American Crisis:

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 his 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: ’tis 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.

FDR is arguably the worst thing to ever happen to our republic (yes, perhaps even worse than Woodrow Wilson) … and it took intervention from the grim reaper to put an end to it, but we DID recover and began righting the ship.  How else could the likes of Ronald Reagan have become President if the war against tyranny and statism had been lost in the 1930′s when things looked as bleak as ever?  The fact that we exist like we do today is testimony to our ability to rise up and retake control of our lives.

Today, the task for tyranny is made more difficult by the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution that limits the number of terms a President may serve.  It’s made more difficult by the extent and immediacy of mass communication.  Today, we face the same amount of ignorance and opposition as has always been present in this land — even at our founding, the forces working against revolution i.e. the Tory British sympathizers, the ignorant and uneducated, and the indifferent were no more or less than they are today.  History is proof that what is good and right will always prevail in time over evil and tyranny.  Afterall, it was less than 40 years from the expiration of FDR to the inauguration of Reagan and a new dawn in America.

It may be dark and cold now, but by keeping faith we will again soon see a glorious sunrise.


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