“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 everything its value.” Thomas Paine
America the Beautiful. United States of America. Old Glory. Land of the Free, Home of the Brave. Freedom. Liberty. Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All. Stars and Stripes. Play ball! As American as Apple Pie.
All of these words evoke, I hope in each of you, something in your heart of hearts. The words should bring a vision of what America is supposed to…
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