Friday, July 25, 2008

Founders on God & Country: James Monroe

"When we view the blessings with which our country has been favored, those which we now enjoy, and the means which we possess of handing them down unimpaired to our latest posterity, our attention is irresistibly drawn to the source from whence they flow. Let us then, unite in offering our most grateful acknowledgements for these blessings to the Divine Author of All Good."
--Monroe made this statement in his 2nd Annual Message to Congress, November 16, 1818.F


Ashlee said... many more of these babies you got?

I'll give you a new topic...

Are antidiscrimination laws a form of discrimination? Go.

Cameron said...

Oh, about another week or so. I thought it'd be fun to fill out the rest of the month with these quotes, it being July and all. Plus, now I have a ready list of cool quotes at my fingertips.

Yours is a very interesting topic. I think they can be. But I understand the premise behind them. Human nature is to discriminate, and these laws can try to prevent that. But the whole idea of quotas doesn't really settle well with me.

Ashlee said...

That is the topic that I chose for my research paper. Why? Because I like to torture myself. Seriously....could I have not tried to pick something a bit easier? But, now I am very well informed about how antidiscrimination laws have taken away our civil liberties and that it has gone so far to include everyone feeling the need to be politically correct for fear of offending ANYONE.
I agree that when they were initially put into place, there were good intentions. But the changes made since then and where it has gone is a bit much. It seems now you can offend anyone except the "special people" which pretty much means to go ahead and piss off white men.
That's you! So, maybe I should start picking up on that....