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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-05 12:45 PM
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A DU post-election classic: From Elizabeth Edwards
Edited on Thu Nov-03-05 12:51 PM by ih8thegop
This cheered me up after the election last year:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=104&topic_id=2604461

Since I cannot start a thread (which I think is a good rule by the way), I have to hijack one -- at least briefly. I do want this thread to continue on, though, because the topic is so important. (Moderators can feel free to move this, of course.)

But I also had something I wanted to say to all of you. You know that I read DU and have for quite some time, long before any of you knew my name. I really appreciate the support you have given me on this latest hurdle and before. It means a lot to me and to John.

Now that I have more time, I will post some, too. But today I want to share something inspiring, part of a letter from Thomas Jefferson. This is from the new Bernstein biography of Jefferson. Jefferson sent the letter in 1798 after the passage of the Sedition Act:

"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 sometimes 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."
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-05 12:47 PM
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1. Thanks
That was sure a good one. I hope she's well.

I sent her a romance novel. I imagine John had a good time after she read it. :)
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-05 12:49 PM
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2. Yep. Surviving in order to keep on "pushing" for yet another day
is very important, because small actions add up.

We are the ones we've been waiting for. We have to create a Free and Just Society, no one else can do it for us.

When I think about John Edwards, it cheers me up.
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Fiendish Thingy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-05 12:54 PM
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3. That Jefferson quote has been framed and hung
in my kitchen for a year now, and has offered solace many times.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-05 01:08 PM
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4. The last couple days have been hard on me...
...but reading his quote does cheer me up.
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