But for now it is our time to take up the struggle, and to act to promote justice and to prevent the spread of oppression and deceit. This is our calling. People may ask, 'Look at the way things are. If there is a God, why doesn't He do something about it?' And He did. He sent us.
"You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side. The great social forces which move onwards in their might and majesty, and with the tumult of our debates does not for a moment impede or disturb-- those great social forces are against you; they are marshaled on our side; and the banner which we now carry in this fight, though perhaps at some moments it may droop over our sinking heads, yet soon again will float in the eye of heaven, and will be borne by the firm hands of the united people of the three kingdoms, perhaps not to an easy, but to a certain and to a not distant victory."William E Gladstone, Representation of the People Act Speech, 1866