Principium Volume I, Book 3, Quote 230, 233, 235

230. The idea of continuity…in concerns of both church and state, we must seek to link generation with generation….[I]f we break down established laws, thriving customs, and beloved ceremonies, we rashly ignore the lessons of the past and endanger society’s future. Our religion, our culture, and our political rights all are maintained by continuity: by our respect for the accomplishments of our forefathers, and by our concern for posterity’s well-being.

- Russell Kirk – The Roots of American Order, 1974, inspired by Richard Hooker

233. Human passions unbridled by morality and religion…would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.

- John Adams, 1735-1826

235. [I]t is necessary for each generation of Americans to look [for the founding virtues], since, as Lincoln warned, the great deeds and virtues of the founding generation “grow more and more dim by the lapse of time.”

- William J. Bennett – Our Sacred Honor, 1997

(We have lost our generational continuity because of poor religious, educational, and parental laziness.)ATJ

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

1331. (3-3-2011) (The book “On Power” is going to be much more cerebral and feel abstract, but lend your mental faculties to it and bits of truth begin to come. Like the leaks in a dam, dike, or levy,