Thursday, June 26, 2008

June 26, 2008

I just looked up and discovered it is approaching 5PM, which means I've been glued to the computer since about 7:30AM after getting home from Colorado Springs late last night...I suddenly realize I am very tired.

We owe a huge debt to Bob Levy, Dick Heller and of course Alan Gura, but it is important to remember that nothing could have been accomplished without the people in the trenches for decades. We have fought the good fight, and we have gained a tremendous victory. The war isn't over, because the war for our freedom is never over. And we will rise to the new challenges, because that is who we are and what we do.

I only wish that Charlton Heston and my old friend Neal Knox could be standing here to see this day.

God help me, but I thought of high school Shakespeare...probably because I'm so whipped...

There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

"We must take the current when it serves..." Today, June 26, 2008, the tide in the affairs of men turned toward liberty, and we will take that current.

The Michael Bane Blog is officially closed for the day.

4 comments:

Geoff aka Pathfinder on DRTV said...

B:
There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

Amen, Brother, Amen! To the boats, and make them gunboats!

Joe in Memphis said...

Thank you Michael, and Godspeed.

hillbilly said...

Now that we've got the current, I think it's time for another Shakespeare quote.

"Cry HAVOC!!! And let slip the dogs of war!"

Speaking metaphorically about massive lawsuits, of course.

jay paul said...

Nice post! Can’t wait for the next one. Keep stuff like this coming.

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