The anarchists and courtiers both have a distorted concept of authority: the former deny it while the latter idolize it.
Disobedience sins by falling short, not wanting to submit to a good order of a legitimate authority; servility on the other hand sins by excess, submitting to unfair orders or orders given by an illegitimate authority. The good citizen should know how to disobey civil authority, and the good Catholic how to do the same with ecclesiastical authority, disobeying whenever the authority demands obedience to an iniquitous order.
Disobedience Sins By Falling Short
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.
–W. Somerset Maugham
Hey, all you Obama voters who hit the button just because you didn’t want to be called uncool ponder the quote below from Ben Stein.
By the way, not everyone who voted for 0 did so without thinking. Some are getting rich and powerful off his policies.
Fathom the hypocrisy of a government the requires every citizen to prove they are insured but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.
— Ben Stein
Hat tip Laura Lee
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“Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it.”
‘The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.’
Hat tip Cathy Craddock
Off the internet, Quote of the Day courtesy of Judy McGrane
I will not affirm that the Democratic party consider slavery morally, socially and politically right, though their tendency to that view has, in my opinion, been constant and unmistakable for the past five years.
Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm- but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.
Courtesy of Fran Coppock
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:’I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.’