Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Words of Wisdom from The Devil's Den

With thanks to my Facebook friend, Michael Bentley:

This is a different kind of army. If you look at history you'll see men fight for pay, or women, or some other kind of loot. They fight for land, or because a king makes them, or just because they like killing. But we're here for something new. This has not happened much, in the history of the world: We are an army out to set other men free. America should be free ground, all of it, from here to the Pacific Ocean. No man has to bow, no man born to royalty. Here we judge you by what you do, not by who your father was. Here you can be something. Here is the place to build a home. But it's not the land. There's always more land. It's the idea that we all have value, you and me. What we're fighting for, in the end... we're fighting for each other.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
July 2 1863

Gettysburg Pennsylvania
(I've since been informed that this is a speech from a movie and not historical. Well, if it isn't historical, it *should* be.)

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