Monthly Archives: December 2013

Democracy

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.

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Bicep Growth

The Proper Treatment

A good beer has just the right vintage, like these…

Quality of Art

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

Welfare

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.

Firepower Saturday

Only Drink In Moderation

Future

It is yet to be decided, whether the Revolution must ultimately be considered as a blessing or as a curse: a blessing or a curse, not to the present age alone, for with our fate will the destiny on unborn millions be involved.

– George Washington, circular to the States, June 8, 1783.