Monthly Archives: December 2013
The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty.
-Fisher Ames, speech at the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, January 15, 1788.
Virtue is inseperable from good art. It is taken for granted that a work reveals the artists soul as well as his mind.
-Jacques Barzun, From Dawn to Decadence.
Remember this the next time you seen something of questionable artistic integrity. Even rappers call themselves artists so what does this say about them.
And Merry Christmas
The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.
– James Madison, speech to House of Representatives, January 10, 1794.