Thursday, November 29, 2012

Prophetic Quotes from American Notables

Here is one from Calvin Coolidge, for whom I have developed a great deal of respect. So far I have found him to be rock solid on all things except race. What I know so far on that topic is unfortunate.

We live in an age of science and abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create the Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all of our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren scepter in our grasp.
Speech on the Declaration of Independence sesquicentennial, 1926

Here we go. 

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