10 November 2011

Locke, Socialism & God

I came across quite an interesting piece this morning at the American Thinker. Here's a few choice excerpts:

The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don't work even harder than we did in 2008, then we're going to have a government that tells the American people, "You are on your own." ~ Obama's schoolboy spokesman, Jay Carney
And . . .

The history of this country was made largely by people who wanted to be left alone.  Those who could not thrive when left to themselves never felt at ease in America.

And . . .

God gave the world ... to the use of the industrious and rational (and labour was to be his title to it), not to the fancy or covetousness of the quarrelsome and contentious. ~ John Locke
And . . .

Mahatma Gandhi, once said that he looked upon "an increase in the power of the state with the greatest fear" because the state tends to do "the greatest harm to mankind by destroying individuality, which lies at the root of all progress."

You can read the complete piece here. Recommended. The evidence that moderns (including many academic historians) are either ignorant of history's lessons, or are so arrogant and self-absorbed to believe they can overturn the laws of nature, is overwhelming.

On another topic, the first part of my next Diggin' in the Old Dominion episode should be ready to upload later tonight. Stay tuned.

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