Wednesday, November 26, 2003

"I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I
don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it.
But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger
than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of
all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports
that hummed with commerce and creativity. ...After 200 years, two
centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge,
and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she's
still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom,
for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling
through the darkness, toward home." --Ronald Reagan