rduncan at UNLINFO.UNL.EDU
Wed Feb 26 10:19:59 PST 1997
> Should one interpret this as meaning that Rick would, when all is said and
> done--that is, this is not one of his own highest priorities--nevertheless
> applaud the Alabama Governor's "us[ing] the National Guard to prevent
> enforcement of a judicial decree ordering a county judge to remove the 10
> Commandments from his courtroom" because this exhibits "backbone [in
> standing] up against the engine of secularization"?
> Sandy Levinson
Sandy, you are only a few steps away from Lexington and Concord, the
birthplace of liberty. When in Rome....
No. I'm not for insurrection. But I do believe Jefferson had it right
when, in a letter to William Smith, he said:
"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not
warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of
resistance?....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is its natural manure."
In a wimpy age, I am glad to see someone take a stand against attempts
to drive religion out of the public square. Rather than call out the
National Guard to fight a symbolic battle he can not win, I would
prefer to see the Governor fight a legislative battle against strictly
secular education that he might be able to win. But I admire his
"spirit of resistance."
Rick Duncan (rduncan at unlinfo.unl.edu)
"Tolerance applies only to persons, but never to truth. Intolerance
applies only to truth, but never to persons. Tolerance applies to the
erring; intolerance to the error." --Fulton J. Sheen
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