“The soul of the high-minded man is one thing; and the great
game of politics is another thing. You
are now part of a machine with a purpose of its own—not the purpose of serving
the fixed and supreme principles—the great game laughs at all things that stand
before and above itself, and brushes them scornfully aside, but the purpose of
securing victory... When once we have taken our place in the great game, all
choice as regards ourselves is at an end.
We must win; and we must do the things which mean winning, even if those
things are not very beautiful in themselves.” - Auberon Herbert
“I cannot accept your canon that we are to judge Pope and King
unlike other men, with a favourable presumption that they did no wrong. If
there is any presumption it is the other way, against holders of power,
increasing as the power increases. Historic responsibility has to make up for the
want of legal responsibility. Power tends to corrupt and absolute power
corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they
exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency
or the certainty of corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that
the office sanctifies the holder of it...
For many years my view of the Catholic controversy has been governed by
the following chain of reasoning:
1. A crime does not
become a good deed by being committed for the good of a church.
2. The theorist who
approves the act is no better than the culprit who commits it.
3. The divine or
historian who defends the theorist incurs the same blame... To commit murder is
the mark of a moment, exceptional. To defend it is constant, and shows a more
perverted conscience.” - Lord Acton
William E. 'Bill' Grisham CPA
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We are Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians & Independents all working together to advance the cause of liberty and to remind our representatives to follow the Constitution!
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This grassroots Meetup will help you network with other Liberty Lovers of Bexar County, and provide you with tools and information as well as activities to help with the local effort.
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppresion; for if he violates this duty he estabalishes a precedent that will reach to himself." -Thomas Paine, Common Sense 1776