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Thoughts on Faith, Freedom and Culture

THOUGHTS ON FAITH, FREEDOM AND CULTURE

 “Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports.” George Washington 

“If we forget what we did, we won’t know who we are.  I’m warning of an eradication of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit.”  Ronald Reagan  

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

“It may be that Western culture will indeed go: the lack of conviction of many of those who should be its defenders and the passionate intensity of its accusers may well join to complete its destruction.” Bernard Lewis

 “A truly moral nation enacts policies that encourage responsible behavior and discourage self-destructive behavior by not subsidizing people who live irresponsibly and make poor choices.”  Dr. Ben Carson 

 “Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the Word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.”  Robert Winthrop 

“Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their appetites.” Edmond Burke 

“Every thinking man, when he thinks, realizes that the teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life that it would be literally impossible for us to figure ourselves what that life would be if these standards were removed.” Theodore Roosevelt   

“Freedom will destroy itself if it is not exercised within some sort of moral framework, some body of shared beliefs, some spiritual heritage transmitted through the church, the family and the school.” Margaret Thatcher 

“He who controls the past controls the future.  He who controls the present controls the past.”  George Orwell  [Please understand the importance of the Left rewriting American history.] 

“The greatest threat facing America is that we have not passed on what it means to be American to this generation.  A society does not survive if it does not have a reason to survive.  Where there a why, there is a how.  We have lost the why.”  Dennis Prager

 “Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.” John Adams

 “Despotism may govern without faith, but liberty cannot.  How is it possible that society should escape destruction if the moral tie is not strengthened in proportion as the political tie is relaxed?  And what can be done with a people who are their own masters if they are not submissive to the Deity?” Alexis de Tocqueville

 “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” Thomas Paine

“Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.” Thomas Sowell

“In an age when scientists are creating artificial intelligence, too many of our educational institutions seem to be creating artificial stupidity.” Thomas Sowell

“The most important political office is that of the private citizen.” Justice Louis D. Brandeis

 

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