No Christianity, No Free Institutions

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“Where there is no Christian Sabbath, there is no Christian morality, and without these our free institutions cannot long be sustained.”

— John McLean, U.S. Supreme Court justice and dissenter in Dred Scott decision.

Source: http://thecontinuingwitness.com/menu/id/54/The%20Lord%27s%20Day

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Genders, Rights and Freedom of Speech

An illuminating discussion from the Canadian media.  It appears that in order to maintain their own identities and integrity, some Canadians (Professor Peterson included) may soon be forced to either use silent pronouns or stop using pronouns altogether:

This is what has happened to “free speech” in Canada so far, and this is only the beginning.  There can be no “freedom of speech” without an underlying worldview from which the right to free speech flows.  Sadly, Canadians have rejected that worldview, and so I am saddened that we are losing the ability to talk, discuss, advocate, or even think:

The Security of Fed Beasts in a Stable

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“Everwhere there rises before our eyes the spectre of a society where security, if it is attained at all, will be attained at the expense of freedom, where the security that is attained will be the security of fed beasts in a stable, and where all the high aspirations of humanity will have been crushed by an all-powerful state.”

~Dr. J. Gresham Machen

Source: https://pattisonblog.com/2016/09/18/quotes-crushed/

No Protestantism, No Freedom

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Reformation SA.org on the political and social fruits of the Protestant Reformations:

“Sola Scriptura eroded the foundations of ecclesiastical and political totalitarianism. Instead of the prevailing “Rex Lex” (the king is the law), the Reformers championed “Lex Rex” – the Law is king! No one is above God’s Law… The Protestant emphasis on the Priesthood of all Believers led to the concept of representative republics and democratic forms of government. It fostered freedom of religion and freedom of conscience which led to freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association and all the other out-workings of political and social freedom.”

Read more: http://www.reformationsa.org/index.php/reformation-today/110-reformation-or-desecration

People Can Vote Themselves Into Slavery

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“Popular suffrage is in itself no guarantee of freedom. People can vote themselves into slavery.”

– Frank Chodorov

Source: https://survivalblog.com/hughs-quote-of-the-day-796/