Ah what difference a hundred years or so makes in the rise and fall of a society. Ah but if we had this kind of liberty loving individuals in our government today! Here is one version from 1917:
by William Tyler Page
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy Continue reading
There is they say, a beginning, and an ending. And so this is the beginning of this blog. Its purpose is to collect my thoughts on a range of subjects as they come around. But all subjects inevitably have their conclusions based on previous learning and reading The world is full of books, but remarkable few really matter. Summed up here:
Ec 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
We know by experience that many books are written to assist in the learning of various trades, hobbies, crafts, and the like. These topics are constantly changing and so the books must also, becoming obsolete in time.
But other books dealing with understanding mankind, government, relationships between them, and history do not change despite what some would have you believe. There are Continue reading