Monday, October 26, 2015

A Patient Confidence

“Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? 
Is there any better, or equal, hope in the world?”

--Abraham Lincoln,
First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861

Such patient confidence is hardly rationally justifiable--for every photo of welcome there are more of rejection, and worse .
But lack of hope can be even harder to bear.

Photo from the UK Independent: Police in Munich, Germany asked the public to stop bringing donations for arriving Syrian refugees after an overwhelming show of support.

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