August 30th, 2014
The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many; and whether hereditary, self-appointed or elected – may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.
James Madison, qtd. by Douglas Wilson in “500 in the Boot
August 29th, 2014
The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.
Barack Obama, qtd. by David Harsanyi in “A Question for Democrats: What Can’t Obama Do?
August 28th, 2014
The flower people of the sixties were idealists who scoffed at ‘hangups.’ They could gaze upon the stars and sing about the Age of Aquarius, while their children looked to the empty place at table where Daddy or Mommy used to sit. Margaret Sanger was a shameless idealist. Hospital dumpsters are full of the result.
August 27th, 2014
It was a blow, I confess, and I swayed beneath it like an aspen, if aspens are those things that sway.
P.G. Wodehouse in Much Obliged, Jeeves
August 23rd, 2014
We can actually hate blacks if we want to so long as they have a fair shot at the American dream. To hell with love and everything else.
Kurt Vonnegut, qtd. with disapproval by John Piper in Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian
August 22nd, 2014
Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable. Never drink when you are wretched without it, or you will be like the grey-faced gin-drinker in the slum; but drink when you would be happy without it, and you will be like the laughing peasant of Italy. Never drink because you need it, for this is rational drinking, and the way to death and hell. But drink because you do not need it, for this is irrational drinking, and the ancient health of the world.
G.K. Chesterton
August 5th, 2014
The crying need of the hour is for millions of Christians to realize that their primary contribution in the culture war may be reading bedtime stories to their children, dating their spouse, and looking for opportunities to cheerfully, sacrificially, and practically love their neighbors.
August 4th, 2014
The short-term prospects for our culture may be bleak, but we’re reminded daily that light follows darkness like that’s its job, as if Someone was preaching a resurrection sermon with every sunrise.
August 2nd, 2014
The members of the board of the New York Abortion Access Fund, an all-volunteer group that helps to pay for abortions for those who can’t afford them… voted unanimously to stop using the word ‘women’ when talking about people who get pregnant, so as not to exclude trans men. ‘We recognize that people who identify as men can become pregnant and seek abortions,’ the group’s new Statement of Values says.
August 1st, 2014
Barna research found no statistical difference in the percentage of Christian women versus non-Christian women who read [Fifty Shades of Grey]. A major Christian publisher discovered that it was the top read among its buyers in 2012.