Quotes Suitable for Framing: Edmund Burke

Friday, April 21, AD 2017

 

 

“The temper and character which prevail in our Colonies are, I am afraid, unalterable by any human art. We can not, I fear, falsify the pedigree of this fierce people, and persuade them that they are not sprung from a nation in whose veins the blood of freedom circulates. The language in which they would hear you tell them this tale would detect the imposition. Your speech would betray you. An Englishman is the unfittest person on earth to argue another Englishman into slavery.”

Edmund Burke, On Conciliation With America, March 22, 1775

 

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  • A lawyer associate/friend once told me the first thing one learns in Law Scholl is the short answer for all issues is, “It depends.” No lawyer jokes, some of my best friends are lawyers.

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Benjamin Disraeli

Tuesday, April 4, AD 2017

That dense population in extreme distress inhabited an island where there was an established church which was not their church; and a territorial aristocracy, the richest of whom lived in distant capitals. Thus they had a starving population, an absentee aristocracy, and an alien Church, and, in addition, the weakest executive in the world. That was the Irish question.

Benjamin Disraeli, February 16, 1844

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  • Disraeli should have said this. Still, he has plenty of immortals. Such as this dig at his less-talented rival:

    “The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity.”

  • I always rather liked his taunt of the Liberals of the Manchester School of Free Trade: “They proclaim ‘peace and plenty,’ amid a starving people and a world in arms.”

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Daniel Webster

Sunday, March 26, AD 2017

 

 

If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble to dust; but if we work on men’s immortal minds, if we impress on them with high principles, the just fear of God and love for their fellow-men, we engrave on those tablets something which no time can efface, and which will brighten and brighten to all eternity.

Daniel Webster, May 22, 1852

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Philander Knox

Tuesday, March 14, AD 2017

“I think, it would be better to keep your action free from any taint of legality.”

Attorney General Philander Knox’ response when President Theodore Roosevelt asked him to craft a legal defense for American actions which led to the independence of Panama and the treaty between Panama and the United States for the construction of the Panama Canal.  Hurrah for Theodore Roosevelt, the father of Panamanian independence and the Panama Canal!

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Pope Saint John XXIII

Tuesday, March 7, AD 2017

 

 

Why I don’t applaud in Church:

“I am very glad to have come here. But if I must express a wish, it is that in church you not shout out, that you not clap your hands, and that you not greet even the Pope, because ‘templum Dei, templum Dei.’ (‘The temple of God is the temple of God.’)

Now, if you are pleased to be in this beautiful church, you must know that the Pope is also pleased to see his children. But as soon as he sees his good children, he certainly does not clap his hands in their faces. And the one who stands before you is the Successor of St. Peter.”

Pope Saint John XXIII

 

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  • Stop the talking in church. God is trying to pray.

  • There were many good and loving ideas and inspirations Pope John 23 left for us.
    There had been years of renewal movements prior to his papacy and I think the mood after the Wars was that society needed to institute change. Institutionalize it. He had already announced the ecumenical council in January 1959 before he was given the secret to read in the fall of that year. Prob the mention of an evil council didn’t sit well. He didn’t live to see what mischief was worked at/after the Council though- Paul VI had to face that.

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Henry Adams

Friday, February 17, AD 2017

 

 

 

Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts, and all Roosevelt’s friends know that his restless and combative energy was more than abnormal. Roosevelt, more than any other man living within the range of notoriety, showed the singular primitive quality that belongs to ultimate matter,—the quality that mediæval theology assigned to God,—he was pure act.

Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams (1918)

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, February 12, AD 2017

The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.

Abraham Lincoln, Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862

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  • To those who stood their ground, the public square in front of Worse than Murder Inc., you succeed in raising US higher in heart, mind and soul. De-funding death camps like Planned Murder is saving ourselves and our Country. Thank you patriots unaware.

  • For 44 years Church hierarchy hasn’t shared the urgency.

    “Abortion is murder.” Repeat these three words in response to each and very bleat by your typical, pro-abortion nincompoop.

    Reminds me that Democrats haven’t been this bat-crap crazy since Lincoln freed their slaves.

  • If I’m not mistaken, 12 February is Abraham Lincoln’s birth date. It once was a National Holiday, regardless of what day of the week. Similarly, Washington’s birth date is 22 February another former national holiday. I don’t celebrate “presidents’ day” because Barack Hussein Obama and Jimmeh Carter.

    Also, 11 November was known as “Armistice Day.” Now, it’s “Veterans’ Day.”

    All that was before the elites determined that the lower classes need three-day weekends.

    I’m old enough to remember. God gave us memory that we might have America in 2017.

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  • Mr. McClarey.

    Thank you from my heart.
    I’m taking a day off to nurse a flu and this timely truth from JRL has reached its target.

    Like rich cuisine I must taste the entree with reasonable amounts and cherish the flavors slowly and carefully.

    Going back for another bite.Thanks.

  • Hope you get better Philip. TR.

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Donald J. Trump

Friday, January 27, AD 2017

 

 

And a special hello to all of you in this room who have known and loved me for many, many years. It’s true. The politicians. They’ve had me to their homes. They’ve introduced me to their children. I’ve become their best friends in many instances. They’ve asked for my endorsement and they’ve always wanted my money. And even called me really a dear, dear friend. But then suddenly, decided when I ran for president as a Republican, that I’ve always been a no-good, rotten, disgusting scoundrel. And they totally forgot about me.

Donald J. Trump, Al Smith Dinner, October 20, 2016

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  • Lol….oddly Trump while being a fibber several times a day…is also at others moments, the only one in politics who will say certain things that are true. He will get the money for the wall from Mexico but he’ll do it indirectly. The Pope criticized ” walls and wires” in the El Pais interview and later said he would not name names. Trump has everyone fibbing circuitously including the Pope and everyone at the NY Times. On voting fraud, he could be way off but a 2012 Pew study noted that 4.5 million voting slots are potentially open to abuse and they are composed of the dead still on register and people moving from state to state and ending up registered in several or multiple states. Trump is waking up many of us to the advantages of a disruptive outlier…and Bannon, no relation, is also a non diplomatic straight talker. They’re both outliers and Trump can also be a regular liar. But I love that he counterpunches the media but I wish he’d ignore trivia like crowd numbers. He will ignore the media on conflicts of interest because he actually is not legally bound in that area except as to emoluments to foreign government personnel. A brewing disaster will be when he hits ISIS probably with Delta force operations. They will bomb his hotels and golf courses in return …but I suspect they too will be counterpunched if they do.

  • I would just like everyone to know that so-called misogynist woman-hater, woman abuser, woman-denigrator Donald J. Trump has appointed Kristine Svinicki as the Chairperson of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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    https://energycommerce.house.gov/news-center/press-releases/upton-shimkus-svinicki-s-appointment-head-nuclear-regulatory-commission
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    During Barack Hussein Obama’s reign of terror on the nuclear energy industry, she had often been the lone voice of reason in an organization whole given over to Dr. Jerry Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy. She alone had the intestinal fortitude to stand against the actual, real woman abuse that former NRC Chairperson and anti-nuclear wacko nut case Democrat Gregory Jackzo (whom that man of sin and depravity appointed to Chairpersonship). He repeatedly and consistently berated, denigrated and left in tears and misery women staff in the US NRC. Svinicki, a Republican, wrote a letter to the White Chief of Staff detailing what was going on just before the 2012 election, and that embarrassed godless Obama in his mantra about the Republican war on women such that Obama had to demand Jackzo’s resignation. I got to find that letter and post a link to it. As far as I am concerned, she will make a great Chairperson.
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    Something else that isn’t talked about much is that many of my friends in the nuclear industry have stated that she is lesbian. I can’t find any corroboration of this in the popular new media and calumny is always sinful, but frankly I don’t give a darn. If she is lesbian, then she doesn’t have this Democrat narcissistic need for popular name recognition that goes along with coming out of the closet. And she darn sure doesn’t force that style of life on anyone else. And she’s Republican, too! Further, she keeps her private business private and I respect her for that. God bless her, lesbian or not.
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    Yes, Trump makes another good choice. And lawyer bureaucrat Stephen Burns (who as Chief Counsel in the NRC defended Jackzo during the charges of woman abuse) is demoted from Chairpersonship, and Iranian Jeff Baran (think on that, folks, think on that) – the third Commissioner – will likely be out when his term ends. Besides Republican Svinicki and Democrats Burns and Baran, there are two other slots open that Obama did not fill (I think Congress stopped him). Since the law allows three persons from the majority party and requires two from the minority, those slots will be filled by Republicans – appointed by “let’s reduce the regs by 75%” Donald J Trump!
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    Things are looking good, folks. Contrary to Democrat fears that a fossil fuel enthusiast like Trump would oppose nuclear, the opposite may be the case. Why? Because Republicans believe in the Free Market and in availability of energy supply, not in its constriction with useless, worthless solar and wind.
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    To the Democrats and the anti-nuclear nut cases – one and the same – I say, “You lost. We won. Get over it, cry babies!”

  • Not to belabor a point, but this statement quoted from Trump above is so very true:
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    “But then suddenly, decided when I ran for president as a Republican, that I’ve always been a no-good, rotten, disgusting scoundrel. And they totally forgot about me.”
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    This is always and everywhere Democrat behavior. Just read this example from Kristine Svinicki’s testimony to the Committee on Oversight and Government Report in the US House of Representatives – go read page 2 about the abominable behavior of Obama’s appointee Gregory Jackzo, former NRC Chairperson:
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    http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/12-14-11_NRC_Svinicki_Testimony.pdf
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    This kind of stuff NEVER occurred before even under Jimmy worthless Carter and William Jefferson “I did not have sex with that woman” Clinton. I have been in nuclear power since my reactor operator days on a nuclear submarine in 1976, and NEVER have I seen this kind of behavior in nuclear energy till Barack Hussein Obama came on the horizon. NEVER. Here is Representative Darrell Issa’s report on the whole thing:
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    http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/12-13-11-NRC-Report-Final-1.pdf
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    Want to know why the country languished for the past 8 years? Because of crap like this. And for all of Trump’s faults, he isn’t going to let crap like that slide on by any more. Obama is evil. The Democrats are evil. Period. Trump ain’t no paragon of virtue, but maybe he is our King Cyrus, our Emperor Constantine. One thing for sure: he’ll be hated and reviled by all the right – er, I mean left – thinking people.
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    God bless Donald Trump.
    God bless Kristine Svinicki.

  • I knew I would find the letter. All 4 NRC Commissioners signed it but Svinicki wrote here. It was addressed to White House Chief of Staff William Daley back in October, 2011. This is the kind of crap that Democrats do which has ruined our country.
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    http://latta.house.gov/uploadedfiles/nrc.pdf

  • The man (Trump) is not perfect, as none of us are, but he knows hypocrites when he sees them.. and is not afraid to say so-

  • If Svinicki is a “lesbian”, then she is certainly not qualified for any job. Why are the mentally ill being promoted to important positions? Find a real man or woman to do the job, not a self-identified pervert…..

  • Dan, with all due respect, I work with gays, straights, Christians, Muslims, Jews, men, women, and at one time even a cross gender person. I oppose sodomy and lesbianism and Islam and cross genderism. But I will treat every co-worker as an equal. And I darn sure respect Kristine Svinicki.
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    Further, being an alcoholic dope fiend, I am mentally ill too. So I got no room to complain. Instead, I go to mtgs and do my moral inventory with my priest in the Confessional. That’s my medicine.
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    Regardless of what Chairperson Svinicki does in her bedroom, (1) she keeps it private and (2) she is a darn good and competent engineer. God bless her in her new position.
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    I am sorry I said anything now.

  • “If Svinicki is a ‘lesbian’, then she is certainly not qualified for any job. Why are the mentally ill being promoted to important positions? Find a real man or woman to do the job, not a self-identified pervert…..”

    I am in no way defending perverted sex, but people committing perverted sex acts (which also include heterosexual fornication, masturbation, & adultery) does not mean they are mentally ill & cannot hold down a secular job. They do so all of the time. They have spiritual problems for sure; they don’t necessarily have mental problems.

  • I want to be clear about something. Chairperson Svinicki is NOT here at this forum to defend herself. The allegations which I noted about her alleged sexual persuasion are NOT independently corroborated. Calumny is a sin, so I should never have mentioned the allegations even though I did so in her defense. Furthermore, this woman is a true heroine because she stood against the arrogance and egotism and abusive behavior of former Chairperson Gregory Jackzo (a liberal progressive Democrat in the very mold of Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton). His ruthless, despicable and abhorent behavior against women staff in the US NRC is well documented and independently corroborated by both the US Congress and the US General Accounting Office. Also, Chairperson Svinicki is a REAL engineer and has REAL integrity and a profound sense of ethics. I base that observation on years of readiing various documents that she wrote during her tenure in the NRC, and comparing them to documents written by worthless useless liberal progressive Democrats like Jackzo and his immediate successor Allison MacFarlane. Lastly, to make this relevant to Donald’s post, just as Trump is now regarded as a rotten no good scoundrel by all the right – er, left – thinking people, so will Chairperson Svinicki for NO other reason than she doesn’t conform to the liberal proogressive norm.
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    God bless Donald Trump
    God bless Kristine Svinicki.
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    I don’t don’t give a flying hoot what she does in the privacy of her home.

  • I’m going to assume that the recent snafu on the “7 country muslim ban” back into the country is more due to DJT’s lack of executive experience in protocol and the thorough realization of the impact exec orders have than anything proposed by the left (i.e. an example of “hate”).

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  • Watching this video made me think of Abraham Lincoln’s stand against President James K. Polk in the winter of 1847-48.

    Unlike St. Thomas More, Lincoln did not suffer martyrdom for his stand against an immoral “king,” though of course some would say that Lincoln did indeed became a martyr for the truth 17 years later.

    The St. Thomas More quote given under the video was:
    “Some men think the Earth is round, others think it flat; it is a matter capable of question. But if it is flat, will the King’s command make it round? And if it is round, will the King’s command flatten it? No, I WILL NOT SIGN.”

    How similar that is to what Abraham Lincoln said in his debate with Stephen Douglas regarding his characterizing as “sheerest deception” President Polk’s justification for the 1846 invasion of Mexico:
    “whenever the Democratic party tried to get me to vote that the war had been righteously begun by the President, I WOULD NOT DO IT. ”

    St. Thomas More died to live as a witness to the principle that whenever Divine Law comes into conflict with the Law of Men, Divine Law must be obeyed.

    Abraham Lincoln, during both the Mexican War and during the War Againt the Southern States Rebellion, took a strong stand as a witness to the principle that the law of the U.S. Constitution, read in light of the common law inherited from England, must be obeyed as the only basis for civilization, peace, democracy, republicanism, human dignity, progress and prosperity.

    Where are the St. Thomas More’s and Abraham Lincoln’s of today?

    Is there a anyone of the caliber of a St. Thomas More or Abraham Lincoln in the White House? In the U.S. House of Representatives? In the U.S. Senate? In the Vatican? Rome? Moscow? Berlin? London? New York City? Paris? Madrid? Anywhere?

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8 Responses to Quotes Suitable for Framing: Leviticus 19: 15

  • @1:56 “What difference does it make if a few political extremists lose their rights?” “What difference does it make if a few racial minorities lose their rights?” “Forward”
    “What difference does it make if Ambassador Christopher Stevens loses his life? The Progressives under Hillary Clinton: “It doesn’t matter now. What difference does it make?”

  • The Pope would agree with not honouring the countenance of the mighty if they are rich white conservative American capitalists, but if they are him (or even the elitist lily white rich liberals whose adoration he so craves), then that’s a horse of a different colour.
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    The Pope would disagree with not respecting the person of the poor so long as they are Hispanic or Muslim immigrants into America or Western Europe, but if they are white conservative farmers in the heartland who voted for Trump or white British factory workers who voted to exit the EU, then the Pope would agree – don’t respect them.
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    I hate liberalism. I truly do.

  • Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus: “I hate liberalism. I truly do.” All sane people agree with you.

  • As a Veteran, here is my answer, Hillary. It is a matter of Honor ! And Honor obviously cannot be taught in Ivy League Prep Schools !
    Timothy R.

  • Thank you for reminding us of that, Mary De Voe.
    Timothy R.

  • What a lesson in the lines by Lancaster– motivated by fear- of each other and selves “….the old old story of the sacrificial lamb.” “Hate and Power! “Take it!”
    but the lines about love of country are the false premise also used by EU.. and the globalists… that nationalism was somehow at fault–
    Maybe definitions are difficult between patriotism and nationalism..
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    Each one acted personally because they wanted to– or as Lancaster says- it is because “we didn’t want to know” the truth. People bought the lies of their elected leader which misconstrued what their beautiful national identity really was. A beautiful gifted people together- Jews and Gentiles who produced much good in this world– but led completely into evil by fear and self interest- not really national interest, not for love of Country, but each one in his own self interest and self protection. Remember that quote about not responding to defend various ones, until “they” came to get me. That is still a scary precipice for all of us today.
    I am so glad Mike Pence is V-P elect and there are good Catholic advisors to Trump to help keep religious liberty and the understanding about how to be truly a democracy as well as religious ( recents comments from Kerry about Israel)

  • Is it true that Pence is an ex-Catholic ? So sad. I wonder why.
    Timothy R.

  • When one of us is cut off from the Sacraments, which are the nourishment of the Soul, it is like the Anorexic who slowly starves herself to death. The prestigious doctors cannot give us an empirical diagnosis; but, it is there nevertheless. If it is someone you love, you can see it, in their eyes.
    Timothy R.

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, November 30, AD 2016

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The very next day, somebody was discussing with him the difference between character and reputation, when he said,—with a look at me, as if to remind of what he had been talking about the day before,—perhaps a man’s character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of; the tree is the real thing.

Noah Brooks, newspaper correspondent and friend of Abraham Lincoln, recalling a statement by Lincoln

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, October 20, AD 2016

 

Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood—the virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

Theodore Roosevelt, January 10, 1917

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  • Hillary

    Courage………………..nope
    Honor…………………… fail
    Sincerity……………….. below average
    Justice and Truth…… missing
    Hardihood………………YES.
    Any two faced liar who has mislead the public and “boldly” stand in front of that same public to paint a self portrait of integrity has crawled to a level of hardihood.

    What is sickening is that Trump scores slightly higher… slightly.

    In trying to do my due diligence as a citizen of these United States I tremble at the thought of voting for Trump. Hillary never of course, but to vote for Donald is a version of the Hail Mary pass in football.

    If he follows up on his Supreme Court appointments and de-funding PP, then the pass was received in the end zone.

    For that possibility I will cast my vote.
    I still feel that not casting a vote is a vote for madame baby slayer.

    God help us.

  • Philip: You mean Madame Ben Ghazi , betrayer of the American people, sovereign citizen of a godless world government and Judas herself.

  • Yes Mary De Voe…. that’s the one.

    Her nervous faux smile can only mask the underbelly of a woman which is corruption itself. Her hubris is as offensive as her statement that she was left horrified by the image of the toddler on the sidewalk, blood running down into his face. Yet she is baffled by the Deplorables who stand in defense of the unborn who are ripped apart in the wombs of frightened mother’s. That blood is just as red. That blood is just as real….but no sympathy for the “not protected by the Constitution” unborn.

    Hell will rejoice when Hillary makes it home.
    She is an ambassador, par excellence, for the inhabitants of the Lake of Fire.

    Pray for her conversion?
    Yes……I will.