Quote of Note #109: Speaking Truth

Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY; photo by GAC "As Christian people, we all believe that our highest loyalty belongs to God and that there belongs to everyone the inalienable dignity of a child of God. In this we all believe. The time has now come for us to stand up and say so when we drink … Continue reading Quote of Note #109: Speaking Truth

Quote of Note #108: Between the Humane and the Brutal

Washington County (Pennsylvania) Courthouse; Photo by GAC "The real issue of our world today is between those who respect a man as a child of God and those who do not, between those who are humane and those who are brutal. It is not to be found between men who are for or against this … Continue reading Quote of Note #108: Between the Humane and the Brutal

Quote of Note #107: The Human Dignity of the Other

Lancaster County (Pennsylvania) Courthouse; photo by GAC "There was a time when we could assume that people believed in the dignity of the human person, in the sanctity of a man as a child of God. This is no longer true. Communism tells us that a man has worth only if he is a communist. … Continue reading Quote of Note #107: The Human Dignity of the Other

Quote of Note #92: The Idea of America

"China is a nation in the classic sense.  It is blood and soil.  It's a great wall, a fascinating people, an extraordinarily long-lived culture.  But America is something different.  America is an idea -- it is a creed.  The American idea is a commitment to the universal dignity of persons everywhere.  That's what America is.  … Continue reading Quote of Note #92: The Idea of America

Quote of Note #63 — Political Tribalism and National Suicide

"What is needed is for people from both sides to agree that the political and policy divides are not our primary identities or our primary divides.  As Americans, we need to agree first on the universal dignity of all people, before we descend to the more divisive but less important debates about the prudential use … Continue reading Quote of Note #63 — Political Tribalism and National Suicide

Quote of Note #55 — Guarding Freedom and Dignity of All Americans

"Our Founders built democratic government as an alternative to monarchy, but they also intentionally built an anti-majoritarian government because the worst form of democracy -- mob rule -- is always a danger against which we must be on guard.  If we fail to preserve our anti-majoritarian guardrails against the mob, we will end up subjected … Continue reading Quote of Note #55 — Guarding Freedom and Dignity of All Americans