We love this quote from Samuel Adams for several reasons. First and foremost we have been writing about the connectivity between morals, values, ethics, and virtues on our site here for quite some time. We found an introspective view of sorts, and started wondering if or what we may be sounding like. Nevertheless, we took a break and focused our energies on what we felt was a dire manifestation of morals, values, ethics, and virtues in the United States today with a particular emphasis on comparison with other times in American history.
“A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader… Samuel Adams in letter to James Warren 1779.
Moreover, we have asked this question to our readers: “Can you imagine living in a world void of manners and morality?” Seriously, anarchy would probably be a step-up from a world that has no sense of moral authority. This is certainly not to imply that the moral authority of today is something of half hedonism a quarter selfish desire for pleasure and a quarter of the old 1960s motto “…if it feels go do it…”
If appropriate we wish to share just a bit of The Contemplative Thinker with you. It really is along the lines of opinions whereas, “opinions are like fireflies, everybody’s got one…” Therefore knowing our feeling about opinions we would just like to go on record as registering ourselves “none-supporters of the Nu-Neo America.” What has been going on in the nation of ours is reprehensible.
Where else on earth do people expect to just walk-in, take someone’s job, drive without licenses, vote, change the demography unnaturally to influence elections and to receive mega $billions worth of entitlements.
And for the sake of it all I heard and read George Will talking about the “Madisonian Moment” espousing that he has never seen a minority or anything other than the majority win. Dear Mr. Will: Are you fully aware that people who marry same-sex partners are not in the majority?
LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CONGRESS: LISTEN TO US, NOT THE LOBBYISTS!
Numerous news reports have announced that a large group of CEO’s, special interests and groups opposing immigration enforcement plan to increase lobbying efforts on House members starting this week. This lobbyist pressure campaign is designed to get House members to either support legislation similar to the Schumer-Rubio bill or to pass individual bills that will be combined with Gang of Eight legislation into a comprehensive bill in a conference committee. Many of the groups stand to make a fortune from the immigration provisions they are seeking. Indeed, the 1,200 page Senate plan lined the pockets of many of the same groups now lobbying House members.
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OBAMA GRANTS AMNESTY TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WITHOUT CONGRESS
Congress has not passed immigration legislation, but that has not stopped President Obama from issuing directives that grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.
Last week, the Obama Administration issued the latest in a line of policy directives granting amnesty by default. This latest directive instructs Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials not to enforce immigration laws in cases where an illegal alien is the primary provider for any minor child—regardless of the child’s immigration status—or the parent or guardian of a child who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
In a statement about the new directive, House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R–VA) declared:
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