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Quotes Suitable for Framing: GK Chesterton

War is an ugly thing

 

 

I cannot see how we can literally end War unless we can end Will. I cannot think that war will ever be utterly impossible; and I say so not because I am what these people call a militarist, but rather because I am a revolutionist. Absolutely to forbid fighting is to forbid what our fathers called “the sacred right of insurrection.” Against some decisions no self-respecting men can be prevented from appealing to fortune and to death.

GK Chesterton

Eagle on gravestone

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

4 Comments

  1. “I say so not because I am what these people call a militarist, but rather because I am a revolutionist.”

    As the Declaration of the Rights of Man & the Citizen puts it, “The aim of all political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression.”

    Without the right of resistence, the rest are written in sand.

  2. I never thought that I could agree with anything that John Stuart Mills wrote after his lifeboat theory of survival. Let Mills be the first to be cast overboard. The good will of man allowed seven men to survive a number of days lost at sea in a lifeboat built to four, here in the state of Delaware, proving Mills’ lifeboat theory WRONG.

  3. Above comment: “Without the right of resistance, the rest are written in sand.” Ergo, the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. As in “a rifle behind very blade of grass”. It’s the motivation of the left’s deceitful, perennial thrust to confiscate your property, your liberty, and your life.
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    Post-modern politics are essentially deceit and coercion; translated bu!!s#!+, money and TV. Now, government is simply the crimes/sins we commit together. The group or oligarchs have usurped individual liberties. E.G., an Enlightenment leader’s campaign slogan would be, ‘Yes you can!” not Dear Leader’s “Yes we can.”

  4. “I cannot see how we can literally end War unless we can end Will. ”
    Concerning our right to resist oppression- the current mode seems to be not Ending Will, but co- opting it or neutralizing it with all the freebies the state can provide, encouraging drug use as in Colorado and some other places already, discouraging Religion, dumbing down the education of the masses, etcetera etcetera

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