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Friday, September 03, 2004

QUIZ: Who said the following?

Warning: for some, this exercise may result in cognitive dissonance

[T]he same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe -- the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.

We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth . . . that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans . . . proud of our ancient heritage -- and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. . . .

Let both sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah -- to "undo the heavy burdens . . . and to let the oppressed go free." . .Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe. Now the trumpet summons us again -- a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out . . . .

With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.


If you guessed this to be an excerpt from last night's speech by George W. Bush, you're close, but no cigar.

For the answer, follow this link to Jewish Current Issues :)