Thursday, August 28, 2008

Being Determined

Being determined requires resolution and abiding love in spite of fear. Harriet Tubman had such resolution and love. Here are her words after returning to the South countless of times with the help of Abolitioninsts to lead others to freedom:

"I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger."

In Hillary Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night she spoke of the importance of keep going, using Harriet Tubman as an example:

"By following the example of a brave New Yorker, a woman who risked her life to shepherd slaves along the Underground Railroad.

And on that path to freedom, Harriett Tubman had one piece of advice.

If you hear the dogs, keep going.

If you see the torches in the woods, keep going.

If they're shouting after you, keep going.

Don't ever stop. Keep going.

If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

Even in the darkest of moments, ordinary Americans have found the faith to keep going.

I’ve seen it in you. I’ve seen it in our teachers and firefighters, nurses and police officers, small business owners and union workers, the men and women of our military – you always keep going.

We are Americans. We're not big on quitting."

Whatever the challenge, keep going!

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