Quotes — Politics (9 entries)

Abortion is…

Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.

— Alice Paul [via]

« πλ | 22 Jan 2004 »

All voting is…

All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong.

— Henry David Thoreau [via]

« πλ | 2 Nov 2004 »

American life is a powerful solvent…

American life is a powerful solvent. It seems to neutralize every intellectual element, however tough and alien it may be, and to fuse it in the native goodwill, complacency, thoughtlessness, and optimism.

— George Santayana [via]

« πλ | 15 Jun 2005 »

For a moral and religious people…

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

— John Quincy Adams [via]

In honor of the 217th anniversary of the U.S. constitution today, this interesting article by Richard Labunski, “The Anniversary No One Remembers—But Should” describes how close we came to almost losing our present form of government.

« πλ | 17 Sep 2004 »

Freedom consists not in…

Freedom consists not in doing what we like,
but in having the right to do what we ought.

— Pop John Paul II [via]

« πλ | 20 Apr 2005 »

Nonviolence is not…

Nonviolence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force which makes for social transformation.

— Martin Luther King, Jr. [via]

« πλ | 19 Jan 2004 »

Roe v. Wade

America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts—a child—as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience.

— Mother Teresa

« πλ | 22 Jan 2004 »

The flight from woman…

It is the modern feminists who are the real male chauvinists, lusting for reproductive freedom (sexual irresponsibility) like playboys and demanding empowerment, that is, envying and imitating not only males, but male fools, judging inner worth by outer performance, sacrificing being for doing, finding their identity in their worldly careers, not in their inner essence, in their physical and spiritual wombs and motherhoods. This is what Karl Stern called “the flight from woman.”

— Peter Kreeft, “Sexual Symbolism”

« πλ | 19 Sep 2006 »

When statesmen forsake…

When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties, they lead their country by a short route to chaos.

— St. Thomas More, A Man for All Seasons

« πλ | 23 Feb 2005 »