“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. In small clumsy letters he wrote: April 4th, 1984. He sat back. A sense of complete […]
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the Bible of Capitalism. “The word VALUE, it is to be observed, has twodifferent meanings, […]
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” John Steinbeck
Just saw a news report that North Dakota has passed a law that proclaims that life begins at conception. They’re wrong. Eggs are already alive. Sperm are already alive. Everyone agrees that life “began” long ago (whether you believe in evolution or not.) It’s never ended. What they are trying to say is that a new human being comes into existence at conception. I guess they will be issuing “Conception Certificates” instead of “Birth Certificates” now. So all conceptions will have to be reported to the state and recorded.
If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives …
I love this one. A letter from the President of the United States, to his grandchildren.
I am very happy to find that two of you can write. I shall now expect that whenever it is inconvenient for your papa and mama to write, one of you will write on a piece of paper these words `all is well’ and send it for me to the post office. I am happy too that Miss Ellen can now read so readily.