Skip to comments.Peggy Noonan: The Lights That Didn't Fail
Posted on 07/02/2002 9:23:49 PM PDT by Pokey78Edited on 04/23/2004 12:04:37 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
I mark the coming holiday remembering the words of a friend of Samuel Johnson, who said, "I meant to be a philosopher, but happiness kept breaking through."
Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and we must celebrate. Let us hold high a single sparkler to honor those American institutions that, in this interesting year, did not flounder or fail. Much has been said of those that did--Wall Street, big business, big accounting, the Catholic Church, the FBI and CIA. But most didn't. Some stayed good and some improved and some seem to summon a metaphor: While the towers of the institution tottered, the men and women who worked within them took the stairs two at a time, hauling 80 pounds of gear to save the structure.
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Happy 4th to you!
Mega ping coming up!
Damned if that lady can't turn a phrase..."They raced to fight a battle and proved we'd win the War!!
If that don't tug at the heartstrings, well, you ain't human...MUD
I'm so proud of this country.
Heck if it ain't...I must snooze soon or risk not snoozing at all...MUD
And Rightfully so...MUD
Originally the word liberal meant social conservatives who advocated growth and progress---mostly technological(knowledge being absolute/unchanging)based on law--reality... UNDER GOD...the nature of GOD/man/govt. does not change. These were the Classical liberals...founding fathers-PRINCIPLES---stable/SANE scientific reality/society---industrial progress...moral/social character-values GROWTH!
Then came the post-modern age of switch-flip-spin-DEFORMITY-cancer...Atheist secular materialists through ATHEISM/evolution CHANGED-REMOVED the foundations...demolished the wall(separation of state/religion)--trampled the TRUTH-GOD...built a satanic temple over them---made these absolutes subordinate--relative and calling all the residuals---technology/science === evolution to substantiate/justify their efforts--claims...social engineering--PC--atheism...anti-God/Truth RELIGION--crusade/WAR--INTOLERANCE/TYRANNY against God--man--society!!
When Peggy mentioned "bloggers"...no doubt this forum counts amoung the giants. There are people here who through their ideas, their time and their ambition, have helped change the political cultural climate.
Make no mistake, if FREE REPUBLIC were an ineffective bunch of "Reich Wing Nut Cases" (as it is portrayed by its enemies), then the enemy would not strike and attack it so. It is an truism of conflict that you bypass that which does not matter towards your objective.
FREE REPUBLIC matters. The left hates that, the mainstream media hates it, and the DNC hates it.
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