Tag: 2021 November Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: For Us the Living…

 

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Quote of the Day: We Don’t Have to be Perfect to be Good

 

“Refusing to stand during the national anthem is not and should not be illegal. But such blanket rejection of American customs is admittedly now a collective narcissistic tic — and hardly sustainable for the nation’s privileged to sit in disgust for a flag that their betters raised under fire on Iwo Jima for others not yet born. Sometimes citizens can do as much harm to their commonwealth by violating customs and traditions as by breaking laws.

“Instead, freedom requires constant reinvestment in and replenishment of a nation’s traditions and ideals. Self-criticism of one’s country is salutary to ensure needed changes, but only if Americans accept that an innately self-correcting United States does not have to be perfect to be good – and especially when, in a world of innately flawed humans and failed states, it remains far better than any of the alternatives abroad.”
Victor Davis Hanson

The tragedy of the Left is that it mainly lives in ignorance. Its true believers see darkness and emptiness everywhere. They accuse everyone who doesn’t follow their dogma as racists, white supremacists, capitalists, and Nazis. For them, there is no release from their own misery, and they remind all of us that we have no right to be happy and satisfied. Our achievements rest on their desolation, and we must pay for it—forever.

QOTD: LOTR Quotes for Everyday Life

 

I’ve recently decided to become a Lord of the Rings fan. 

I was in late middle school and high school when the LOTR movies came out. My dad took me to see all of them in theaters — and then I never watched them again. I was a casual fan at first, I would say, but in my high school homeschool community, you were a Lord of the Rings fan or you were a Star Wars fan — and I was a die-hard Star Wars fan. 

Quote of the Day: On Unpopular Presidents

 

“A U.S. president who is elected amid controversy and recrimination, reviled by a large segment of the electorate, and mired in domestic crises will be hard-pressed to forge a coherent foreign policy and challenge Russia.” — Fiona Hill

“Wow,” you may be thinking. Does this lady have President Brandon nailed, or what? Not so fast. Fiona Hill is talking about President Donald Trump. (Of course she is.)

Quote of the Day: Gender Appropriation

 

If we start calling it “gender appropriation,” do you think the Transgender thing will become unpopular on the left?

This was a comment left in the PIT by one of our members. It’s a fun question, given that the left is so against “cultural appropriation.” A white woman making tacos? “That’s cultural appropriation! You can’t do that!”¹ Why wouldn’t it also apply to gender? Or for that matter, why wouldn’t it apply to sex, which is the proper term for our biological dichotomy? Why shouldn’t a drag queen be told by a woman, “You’re appropriating my sex.”

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