Tag Archives: Corruption

What of the Children?

Sins of the fathers? Matter of karma or fate?  A lost sense of ethical balance?  Children come into this world as blessings and deal with the corruptive influences that are out of their control.   Don’t we owe them so … Continue reading

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Here Am I

The Church is the people.  There is nothing Biblical in the belief that approaching God requires the intercession of any other than Jesus and certainly not priests.  If the Catholic church is going to rise from its present decline, it … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Constitution Can Stand Alone Against Boundless Ambition and Corrupted Morals

“No compact among men … can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and … no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Corruption of A People Make It Ripe For Destruction

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Neither the Wisest Constitution Or Laws Can Protect A Corrupted People

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” – Samuel Adams (1749)      

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Daily Prompt – Whisper

In the whisper of the light eternal, we dance Show boat and quiet moments, bring romance She makes my heart flow into cosmic song Until she looks away and I no longer belong Deep in my soul, I mostly feel … Continue reading

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First Principles: Even the Best Constitution Will Not Be Effectual For A Corrupted People

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Is More Certain Than That Licentiousness and Corruption Make A People Ripe For Destruction

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Laws Are Like Cobwebs

“Laws are like cobwebs which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” – Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)            

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First Principles: No Wall of Words Can Withstand Boundless Ambition and Corrupted Morals

“No compact among men … can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no wall of words, that no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of … Continue reading

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