Quote of the Day
May-July 2000 Archive
- July 19, 2000
Politicians are like diapers. They need to be changed often; and for the
-- source unknown
- July 2, 2000
Democracy is when two wolves and a lamb vote on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
- June 22, 2000
Tyrannical governments kill far more people than private criminals.
-- Phyllis Schlafly, June
- June 13, 2000
8 My disciples, in days of old, sought occasion against one another and
forgave not one another in their hearts; and for this evil they were
afflicted and sorely chastened.
9 Wherefore, I say unto you, that ye ought to forgive one another; for he
that forgiveth not his brother his trespasses standeth condemned before the
Lord; for there remaineth in him the greater sin.
-- Doctrine & Covenants 64
- June 9, 2000
"I consider trial by jury as
the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held
to the principles of its Constitution."
- June 7, 2000
"BYU President Merrill J. Bateman's Web site . . . is evolving into
an opportunity for him to interact with students, faculty, and alumni. ...In
March the president used the site to encourage students to participate in
-- Brigham Young Magazine, "President Bateman
Online," Summer 2000, p. 10.
"Census becoming a tool for
socialist state building"
- May 2000
"BYU's David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies recently
received accreditation by the United Nations as a non-governmental
Young Magazine, Fall '99
The late David M. Kennedy was a member of the Council of Foreign
Relations (CFR) and served as official representative to the LDS First
- May 18, 2000
"The People's Republic of China (PRC) has stolen classified design
information on the United States' most advanced thermonuclear weapons. These
thefts of nuclear secrets from our national weapons laboratories . . . give
the PRC design information on thermonuclear weapons on a par with our
-- First paragraph of the bipartisan
Cox Committee Report, Jan. 3, 1999
- May 17, 2000
"We need to rediscover a reverence for the natural world,
irrespective of its usefulness to ourselves, to become more aware of the
relationship between God, man and creation."
-- Prince Charles
Unlimited; May 17, 2000
- May 6, 2000
"What if Monica Lewinsky and O.J. Simpson get married and legally
adopt Elian? Something like that would keep the press busy until . . . well,
forever. NEWS HEADLINE: 'Gonzalez- Lewinsky- Simpson Gets New Pokemon
-- Robert Kirby
(SL Tribune, May 6, 2000)
- May 4, 2000
"Without acknowledgment of Deity, without recognition of the
Almighty as the ruling power of the universe, the all-important element of
personal and national accountability shrinks and dies. Are we so
arrogant as to believe that we can get along without Him? We see the
manifestation of that arrogance in the great host of social problems with
which we deal these days. Teen pregnancy, abandoned families, failure
to recognize the property and rights of others, gangs of young people
cruising the streets of our cities, and many other problems like these have
resulted, in substantial part at least, from failure to recognize there is a
God to whom someday each of us must give an accounting. . . . There can be
no doubt of the sickness in our society today. We cannot build prisons
fast enough to accommodate the need. Humanism has replace worship in
the lives of so very many. We are forsaking the Almighty, and I fear
He is forsaking us"
-- Gordon B. Hinckley
(29 June 1997, The Spirit of America, p. 156)
- May 3, 2000
"Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the
thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew
near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped
to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the
Jews had rule over them that hated them;) the Jews gathered themselves
together in their cities throughout all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus,
to lay hand on such as ought their hurt: and no man could withstand them;
for the fear of them fell upon all people."
-- Esther 9:1,2 (435th chapter of the Bible)
* * * * *
435 is the area code of Utah outside of the mainstream 801
phone prefix. Lest I be misunderstood, I should point out that what I
see in the correlation is not a prophecy of vengeful blood letting at
some future time, for the weapons of the people of God will be primarily of
the Spirit. Indeed, the power of the cross is that Jesus could have
commanded fire to come and destroy his enemies, but he asked for forgiveness
for them instead.
- May 1, 2000
Live your life in such a way that when you wake up in the morning, the
Devil says, 'Oh no! He's awake!'
-- BYU Education Week, 1997
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