Friday, November 9, 2012

Nil Desperandum, -- Never Despair

Just like you, I am deeply disappointed in the outcome of this election.
There's just no way around it, we lost.... but the fight will NEVER be over!
Conservatives should NEVER be discouraged or throw in the towel.  Now is not the time to wonder whether or not we CAN turn things around.  
HELL yes we CAN, and of course we will.
Recently, I read A.J. Langguth's book Patriots: TheMen Who Started the American Revolution.  It tells the story of Samuel Adams and the difficult early years of the Patriot movement as they organized a grassroots movement for liberty against daunting odds:  the seemingly invincible British Empire and many Tories loyal to the Crown in the colonies. 
In the aftermath of numerous defeats, James Warren who was one of Adams' trusted allies began to lose heart after one particularly tough canvassing effort across the Massachusetts countryside.  He wrote to Adams saying of the Patriot movement, "They are dead and the dead cannot be raised without a miracle."
Adams simply responded: "Nil desperandum, -- Never Despair.  That should be a motto for you, me and ALL Liberty loving people!  All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it." 
Needless to say, the cause of freedom has been dealt a significant setback on Nov 6th.  
But we never say die.
We never say all is lost.
We say 'Nil desperandum'

We're Americans and children of God.
And I believe god wants us to FIGHT for our freedoms, and NEVER take them for granted.

Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.
-John Adams 

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