Editor's Note: The leading voice of the American conservative movement, Paul Weyrich, died this morning. Weyrich was the first leader of the Heritage Foundation. His commentary below.
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Paul M. Weyrich
Free Congress Foundation Commentary
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It is the worst of times because millions of Americans are unemployed this Christmas. It is the worst of years because we have mortgaged the future of our children and grandchildren for decades to come. It is the worst of years because many good friends have left us. It is the best of times because we still live in the greatest nation on earth. It is the best of years because we have the freedom to speak our minds. It is the best of years because we can organize as we see fit to support the political candidates of our choice.
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