Thought For the Day: War Is An Ugly Thing, But Not the Ugliest of Things; the Decayed and Degraded State of Moral and Patriotic Feeling Which Thinks Nothing Worth A War, Is Worse

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” – John Stuart Mill, in “The Contest In America

In remembrance of this Memorial Day, perhaps you would like to read the text of this seminal work and reflect on the reasons so many of my brothers and sisters have given their lives that others may live in and enjoy the fruits of freedom and liberty.  If so, you might choose to do so by clicking this link:

https://americanliterature.com/author/john-stuart-mill/essay/the-contest-in-america

May God bless each and everyone of you!

 

 

 

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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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