February 1st, 2006

America - Moving Backwards!

Some quotes about today's government.

I was reminded about a few things yesterday when I caught the last part of the State of The Union address that Bush gave on TV.

Here you go. Read on and maybe double think what you thought about a few of these historical figures. Then apply it all to our current regime and tell me where that gets you.

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945), Speech, September 22, 1936

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), Following the Equator (1897)

Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.
Lawana Blackwell, The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark, 1999

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams, "Last Chance to See"

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Sir Winston Churchill

I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.
Sir Winston Churchill

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
Sir Winston Churchill

Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.
Sir Winston Churchill

You know what's interesting about Washington? It's the kind of place where second-guessing has become second nature.
George W. Bush, Speech on May 17, 2002

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves.
Larry McMurtry (1936 - ), 'Lonesome Dove'

Conceit is God's gift to little men.
Bruce Barton

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), Letter to Mrs Foote, Dec. 2, 1887

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
Dale Carnegie

It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.
Theodore Roosevelt, 'The Strenuous Life,' 1900

Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.
Frank Dane

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968), Strength to Love, 1963

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Lenin (1870 - 1924)


The great masses of the people... will more easily fall victims to a great lie than to a small one.
Adolf Hitler

What luck for rulers that men do not think.
Adolf Hitler
-God

I had to repost this...

Dear Dr. Laura,

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's law. I have learned a great deal from you, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. How should I deal with this?

I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as it suggests in Exodus 21:7. In this day and ages, what do you think would be a fir price for her?

I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (leve. 15:19-24). The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

Lev. 25:44 states that I may buy slaves from the nations that are around us. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans but not Canadians. Can you clarify?

I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev. 10:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this?

Lev. 20:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

I know you have studdied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

-Concerned Reader.