They say you can never go Home...

Soldiers of Sparta were allowed to return home after lost battles, only if carried dead upon their shields. I'm convinced this is a more practical and time-saving way to go about it.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Profiles in Courage

"Of course, it would be much easier if we could all continue to think in traditional political patterns--of liberalism and conservatism, as Republicans and Democrats, from the viewpoint of North and South, management and labor, business and consumer or some equally narrow framework. It would be more comfortable to continue to move and vote in platoons, joining whomever of our colleagues are equally enslaved by some current fashion, raging prejudice or popular movement. But today this nation cannot tolerate the luxury of such lazy political habits. Only the strength and progress and peaceful change that come from independent judgment and individual ideas--and even from the unorthodox and the eccentric--can enable us to surpass that foreign ideology that fears free thought more than it fears hydrogen bombs."

--John F. Kennedy. Profiles in Courage, 1964.