Thursday, September 11, 2008

Evil Never Sleeps

The Price of Freedom

Is Eternal Vigilance

We should remember at this time and in this place that evil does not die and never sleeps. I am reminded of the words of Winston Churchill who in dark days of earlier times said of the struggle Britain faced "...We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender ..."
We too are an island, an island of freedom in a beleaguered world. We are a hope and a torch, a hope that men of different races and cultures can live free in harmony and a torch held high to light the path. And we are hated by those who would pull down rather than build up, by those who see equality as destroying excellence so that all can languish in mediocrity.

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