Black Day in America: Obama Wins, America Loses
"A terrible darkness has fallen upon us, but we must not surrender to it. We shall lift lamps of courage and find our way through to the morning."
— French Resistance member, 1942
14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
— Yeshua (Jesus), Matthew 5:14-16
"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
— Samuel Adams
"The day is short, the work is great...it is not your task to finish the work but neither are you free to exempt yourself from it."
— Ethics of the Fathers 2:15-16
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do."
— Edward Everett Hale
"I hear many condemn these men [Founding Fathers] because they were so few. When were the good and the brave ever in a majority?"
— Henry David Thoreau
"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."
— Mark Twain
"Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature ... If the next centennial does not find us a great nation...it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."
— President James Garfield in 1877
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it."
— Thomas Paine
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks."
— Samuel Adams
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
— George Orwell