We want a society in which we are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. That is what we mean by a moral society – not a society in which the State is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the State.
Several by Sobran
Today’s Washington is about as attentive to the Tenth Amendment as the Unitarian Church is to the Book of Revelation.Continue reading “Several by Sobran”
Honor in work
Honor lies in honest toil.
Putting the trans in transition
If Bruce Jenner becomes the governor of California, Caltrans will take on a whole new meaning.
Preserve your virtue and liberty
Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power.
The Seven Deadly Blunders
The seven blunders that human society commits and cause all the violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principles.
There can be no compromise
There can be no compromise on basic principles.
There can be no compromise on moral issues.
There can be no compromise on matters of knowledge, of truth, of rational conviction.
It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.
The strength or weakness of a society depends more on the level of its spiritual life than on its level of industrialization. Neither a market economy nor even general abundance constitutes the crowning achievement of human life. If a nation’s spiritual energies have been exhausted, it will not be saved from collapse by the most perfect government structure or by any industrial development. A tree with a rotten core cannot stand.