III Percent Patriots: Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

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Jan 7, 2012

Nil Desperandum

I found this over at Oathkeepers and thought it was appropriate. 

When in the darkest hours of the year 1772, when disunion against British tyranny seemed eminent, Warren of Plymouth was desponding and said:

"The towns are dead and cannot be raised without a miracle."

Samuel Adams responded: "I am very sorry to find in you the least approach towards despair. Nil desperandum (never despair) is a model for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it." (Bancroft"History of the United States" Vol. III pg. 426)

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