Dum spiro spero.- Cicero There is nothing better. With hope, tomorrow is better than today. With hope, a few minutes from now will be easier than a few minutes ago. The men of South Carolina knew it back in 1776 when they put it on the state's crest. Those were dark days. Lorded over from across the Atlantic. Forced to do things they didn't want to do by folks who didn't give them any say. Battling not only the land and elements, but despair. But they had hope. Hope in a future. Hope in this new land. Hope of things to come. They clung to it. And those South Carolinians haven't let it go yet.