From A Dictionary of the English Language (en.wikipedia.org). Picture above from Johnson's Dictionary Online, a searchable version of the 1st (1755) folio edition of Johnson's Dictionary (johnsonsdictionaryonline.com). In PART 1 of this two-part post, we considered the characteristics of a government that would make it sustainable. Here we consider the characteristics that citizens must have if... Continue Reading →
FROM WHERE DOES MORAL GOVERNMENT FLOW?
One the strange things about our county is the way we strive to separate even the discussion religion from politics. Even devout Christians treat this as some sort of great victory, but it is in fact a disaster of the first order. When government must make moral judgements, how can we rightfully avoid the discussion... Continue Reading →
WHAT IS HUMOROUS ABOUT INDEPENDENCE DAY IN THE YEAR 2014?
Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu had a sense of humor. Therefore, when he wrote The Spirit of laws, a very serious work, he still gave us the opportunity to laugh at ourselves. 2. Different Significations of the word Liberty. There is no word that admits of more various significations, and has made more varied impressions on the human... Continue Reading →
THE SPIRIT OF LAWS => THE SEPARATION OF POWERS
Like many men and women in their later years, with Delegate Scott Lingamfelter regards the policies of the current occupant of the White House with a mixture of astonishment, horror, and anger. Here is how he expressed that combination in his latest email. Resolve Independence I'm up early this morning counting blessings and having all of our... Continue Reading →