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C.S. Lewis: “Love is not affectionate feeling”

2 August 2015

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“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”

– C.S. Lewis

Samuel Adams: “The Constitution shall never be construed…”

2 August 2015

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“The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”

– Samuel Adams

G.K. Chesterton: “animal worship”

1 August 2015

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“Wherever there is animal worship there is human sacrifice.” 

– G.K. Chesterton

George Washington: “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.”

1 August 2015

george-washington-portrait-gilbert “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good.” – George Washington

Thomas Jefferson: “the right to keep and bear arms”

31 July 2015

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“The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Benjamin Franklin: “Liberty”

30 July 2015

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“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

– Benjamin Franklin

“Obviously, it’s the Modern World that’s doing things right.”

29 July 2015

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“My European ancestors, who believed in the Real Presence and in miracles and demons and angels and evil, built a prosperous civilization and made stunning achievements in philosophy, poetry, art, engineering, science and architecture.

My European and American contemporaries, who do not believe in any of the things I mentioned, destroy cities for the sake of giant highways, have abandoned reason to the point of denying that objective reality and truth exist at all, have killed poetry, think that junk and pictures of the Pope in a jar of urine are art, discard or accept science as it suits their political biases and think that featureless concrete cubes constitute good architecture. And we’ve succesfully engineered numerous ways to poison whole regions and murder billions with the push of a button and claim that profit or national security are acceptable justifications.

Obviously, it’s the Modern World that’s doing things right.”

 

Matthew Robare, here.

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