Friday, July 01, 2005In case you're hiding in a cave, Sandra Day O'Connor just retired. I'm sure you all know what this means: that abortion rights, and so many other vital issues, hang by a thread. O'Connor has been the swing vote on the court for years, and now the court may very well swing against us.
We have to get deadly serious. We need to be determined, organized, and relentless. This is no time for internal squabbling or faint-heartedness.
I suppose I can't say it any better than this:
We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind, We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous [radicalism], never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of [American demagogues]. That is our policy. You ask, What is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory - victory - at all costs, victory, in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Let that be realised; no survival for [America]; no survival for all that [America] has stood for, no survival for the urge and impulse of the ages, that mankind will move forward towards its goal. But I take up my task with buoyancy and hope. I feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among men. At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and I say, 'Come, then, let us go forward together with our united strength.'