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Bucky Barnes ([personal profile] deadthenred) wrote2012-04-03 04:52 pm
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These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the springtime patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; but we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph.

— Thomas Paine, 1776

We have come here because we feel we have to be winter soldiers now. We could come back to this country; we could be quiet; we could hold our silence; but we feel because of what threatens this country, the fact that the crimes threaten it, not reds, and not redcoats but the crimes which we are committing that threaten it, that we have to speak out.”

— John Kerry, 1971