Quote(s) of the Week (April 19, 1998)
- "He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be,
void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of
betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his
- --Samuel Adams, in a letter to James Warren dated
November 4, 1775. Quoted from the Family Research Council's Washington Watch
magazine. March 1998. Page 7.
On Appetites and Freedom...
- "Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to
put moral chains on their own appetites. Society cannot exist unless a controlling
power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the
more there is without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things that men
of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters."
- --Edmund Burke. Quoted from the Family Research
Council's Washington Watch magazine. February 1998. Page 8.
- "Many Christians resist accountability because of a violated trust. Past
betrayal convinces them to go it alone. Their reasoning goes something like this:
because I've been burned, I'll never risk again. If we were so short-sighted in
other arenas, we would never learn to walk, sing or write. If we lock the doors and
close the shutters because somebody let us down, we live in darkness, never seeing the
light of forgiveness or restoration."
- --David B. Crabtree, in "Winning the War Against
Temptation". Pentecostal Evangel. April 12, 1998. Page 20.
On Georgia Jane...
- "We are, in some ways, like some developing countries.... In the northern part of
Georgia, children are starving to death."
- --Jane Fonda, speaking at a United Nations gathering
about the lessons she learned since coming to Georgia. Washington Times. April
19, 1998. Page B1.
On America First...
- "If Fonda believes there are starving children in north Georgia, she should start
feeding them instead of feeding buffalo in Montana. Or maybe she could persuade her
husband to redirect his $1 billion pledge to the U.N. and spend it in America."
- --Rep. Nathan Deal, Georgia Republican whose district
is in north Georgia. Mr. Deal said he is unaware of any children who have starved to
death in his district. Washington Times. April 19, 1998. Page B1.