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“I must admit that even I am a little taken aback at the biblical ignorance displayed by people educated in more recent decades than I was. . . . The King James Bible of 1611 — the Authorized Version — includes passages of outstanding literary merit in its own right. . . . But the main reason the English Bible needs to be part of our education is that it is a major source-book for literary culture. . . . Surely ignorance of the Bible is bound to impoverish one’s appreciation of English literature.” . Richard Dawkins, world renowned atheist, … Continue reading

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“The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like law, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. And while a single nation refuses to lay them down, it is proper that all should keep them up. Horrid mischief would ensue were … Continue reading

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“On every occasion [of Constitutional interpretation] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying [to force] what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, [instead let us] conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” . – Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823 . Dear Lefties. Please note, this also refers to the Electoral College and the reason for it’s existence – not to support mob rule, but to protect the rights of the … Continue reading

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“There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found While journeying east and west – The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best.” . – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor. That sums up the progress of an artful leader. – Max De Pree     Published VERY late as I have spent 2 days with a broken down RV in New Mexico without internet access. Finally have gotten repaired and am stopped in Yuma Arizona for the night.

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“Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse,” . General George Casey Who was worried that diversity might become a casualty of the Fort Hood shooting. Not worried, of course, about Muslim terrorists, or the deaths of more than a dozen American soldiers.

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“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many … Continue reading