Edmund Burke

Notable Quote: Edmund Burke
“….For Good Men To Do Nothing”

by Mike August 30, 2014
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Notable Quote – Edmund Burke

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2013
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Democrats are actually pro-gun.  They want the state to have all the guns.  Big guns, armor, undeniable force superiority. You might ask why?  Why would a party that opposes “gun violence” encourage the arming or over-arming of the state and its bureaucracies?  The answer lies plain before your eyes.   They want to micro-manage your life […]

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Notable Quote – Edmund Burke

by Skip March 9, 2013

“Men are qualified for liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites,—in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity — in proportion as their soundness and sobriety and understanding is above their vanity and presumption — in proportion as they are more disposed to listen […]

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Pithy Notable Quote: Burke On Tyranny

by Scott Morales January 4, 2013

“Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.” Edmund Burke        

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Notable Quote: Yes, Edmund Burke is a Quote Machine…

by Steve MacDonald November 9, 2012

  An artful man became popular, the people had power in their hands, and they devolved a considerable share of their power upon their favorite; and the only use he made of this power was, to plunge those who gave it into slavery.

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Notable Quote: How Modern Democrats View the Electorate?

by Steve MacDonald November 8, 2012

  They consider their subjects as the farmer does the hog he keeps to feast upon.  He holds him fast in the sty, but allows him to wallow as much as he pleases in his beloved filth and gluttony. -Edmund Burke

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Notable Quote: Does ‘Policy’ Make Matters Worse?

by Steve MacDonald November 8, 2012

Having entered a protest against all objections from these quarters I may the more freely inquire, from history and experience, how far policy has contributed in all times to alleviate those evils which Providence, that perhaps has designed us for a state of imperfection, has imposed; how far our physical skill has cured our constitutional […]

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Notable Quote: Government As A Protector From Natural Evils

by Steve MacDonald November 7, 2012

The ideas of religion and government are closely connected; and whilst we receive government as a thing necessary, or even useful to our well-being, we shall in spite of us draw in, as a necessary, though undesirable consequence, an artificial religion of some kind or other.  To this the vulgar will always be voluntary slaves; […]

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Notable Quote: Edmund Burke

by Steve MacDonald November 5, 2012

“There is a sort of gloss upon ingenious falsehoods that dazzles the imagination, but which neither belongs to, nor becomes the sober aspect of truth.” And… “There is an air of plausibility which accompanies vulgar reasonings and notions, taken from the beaten circle of ordinary experience, that is admirably suited to the narrow capacities of […]

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Brett Kimberlin and my Kitchen Floor

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2012

I missed most of this weekend, and continue to, including the blog burst on Brett Kimberlin.  I am removing and replacing vast swaths of ceramic tile (some broken some not) from my kitchen floor and replacing them with a lovely pattern, using some contrasting color…blah blah blah.  (My wife watches a good deal of Home […]

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Noteable Quote: Russell Kirk

by Steve MacDonald February 20, 2012

All Values are not the same, nor all impulses, nor all men.  A Natural gradation teaches men to hold some sentiments dear and others cheap.  Leveling radicalism endeavors to put all emotions and sensations on the same level of mediocrity, and so to erase the moral imagination which sets men apart from beasts. -Russell Kirk […]

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Notable Quote – Edmund Burke

by Steve MacDonald October 30, 2010

One of the first and most leading principles on which the commonwealth and its laws are consecrated, is lest the temporary possessors and life renters in it, unmindful of what they have received from their ancestors, or of what is due to their posterity, should act as if they were the entire masters; that they […]

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The Liberal Darkness

by Steve MacDonald September 12, 2010

 On faith, or a lack of, in the enduring order of life.   "Habit and Custom may be the wisdom of unlettered men, but they come from the sound ancient heart of humanity.  Even the wisest of mankind cannot live by reason alone; pure arrogant reason, denying the claims of prejudice (which commonly are also […]

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