Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Duty of the Patriot

"The patriot, like the Christian, must learn that to bear revilings and persecutions is a part of his duty; and in proportion as the trial is severe, firmness under it becomes more requisite and praiseworthy. It requires, indeed, self-command. But that will be fortified in proportion as the calls for its exercise are repeated. In this I am persuaded we shall have the benefit of your good example." ~ Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Judge Sullivan (May 21, 1805)

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