I hope this year brings happiness, good health, and cheer to everyone. Thanks to everyone who has followed, read, and commented on the blog in 2017. Here are just a few ideas for New Years resolutions: Do to others what you would want done to you.* Spend more time with loved ones. Donate, recycle, toss … Continue reading Happy New Year
"We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests." President Franklin D. Roosevelt, "The Four Freedoms Speech", The Annual Message to Congress, January 6, 1941 The full speech can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPjYCg8_sKQ
"It has been said that the two most important days of a man’s life are the day on which he was born and the day on which he discovers why he was born." Ernest T. Campbell sermon January 25, 1970
"To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven." --Ralph Waldo Emerson December 20, 1822
"Politicians have to live in the future, because they know they have done nothing but evil in the past." ─Gilbert Keith Chesterton Illustrated London News, June 10, 1933.
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority, still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. " --John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton; in a letter he wrote to scholar and ecclesiastic Mandell Creighton, dated … Continue reading Quote of the day–John Dalberg-Acton
"The modern representative not only does not represent his constituents—he does not even represent himself." ─Gilbert Keith Chesterton Illustrated London News, Aug. 31, 1912.
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or … Continue reading Quote of the day–Frederick Douglass