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This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly.  Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today.  This great Nation will endure, as it has endured, will revive and will prosper.
So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.  In every dark hour of our national life, a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory.  And I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.
— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
From his first inaugural address
[The window of opportunity for national reconciliation on President-elect Trump’s administration is rapidly closing.  He seems, to me, to be making little progress in building a bridge and tremendous progress in expanding the chasm.  The promises (threats) he made to get elected will not be the actions needed to establish a positive historic legacy.  Yet, still I hope…   —  KMAB]
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2015 Done What You Could
2014 Impossible To Other Men
2013 Just In Case
2012 Isn’t This Just Pleasant?
2011 No Void In Sight

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The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt, and the profoundest wisdom to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed.
  —  Nathaniel Hawthorne
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On This Day In:
2015 Done What You Could
2014 Impossible To Other Men
2013 Just In Case
2012 Isn’t This Just Pleasant?
2011 No Void In Sight

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