Comment: "Let it not be said that we did nothing..." (12/15/2007)

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"Let it not be said that we did nothing..." (12/15/2007)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWJ34YANTYU

“But let it not be said that we did nothing. Let not those who love the power of the welfare/warfare state label the dissenters of authoritarianism as unpatriotic or uncaring. Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security. Understanding the magnificent rewards of a free society makes us unbashful in its promotion, fully realizing that maximum wealth is created and the greatest chance for peace comes from a society respectful of individual liberty.”

I remember watching that speech live on CSPAN, got me whooping and hollerin' for sure.. Recorded it on my TIVO and transcribed the whole thing. Forget where I shared it, maybe a myspace group..

But yeah, that got me fired up for the next 5 or 6 years. Now I'm kinda slipping back into apathy and am losing faith in the political process, but that's my baggage...