We owe it to ourselves to stand in this dirt as survivors and witnesses. We have to cure ourselves of the itch for the absolute knowledge or power or right. We have to close the distance between the push-button order and the human act. We have to touch people.
Men seek to douse the flame, douse the ideal, to return to a different age entirely, to return to the age from which our forefathers fled.
Fundamentalism is a vision, an idea as rigid as democracy is flexible. And we cannot let it overcome what we have worked so hard to earn.
Jed — Go see Lincoln and listen.