Good Uns...

(Tim) Last night on our way out to Vienna, Virginia for Joe Sobran's wake, Brian and I (Charlie Dugdale is also with us) traded Sobran quotes for a while, writing down our favorites.

  • A college education teaches one the correct views on racial minorities and provides the means to live as far away from them as possible.
  • The U.S. Constitution poses no serious threat to our form of government.
  • Politician's lexicon: Greed is wanting to keep as much of your wealth as possible. Need is wanting someone else's wealth. Compassion is the means by which the transfer is arranged.
  • Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, I'm a Republican.
  • Quoting Chesterton: The modern and morbid habit of sacrificing the normal on the altar of the abnormal.
  • The U.S. Constitution bears the same tenuous relationship to our government as the Book of Revelation does to the Unitarian Universalist Church.
  • Quoting Charles Peguy: No one will ever know how many acts of cowardice have been committed out of the fear of seeming insufficiently progressive.

Comments

Love the Chesterton quote - one of my favorites. It's also the explanation for so very many blog and website discussions such as one I am in now where a woman is trying to do precisely that - by pointing to rare mutations like the one Caster Semenya apparently suffers from and using this for a reason biology should trump God's moral law.

Because, apparently, God isn't big enough to handle the "life experiences and conditions" which don't fall into stark, binary sexual distinctions.

Kamilla

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