Sunday, March 21, 2010

Demanding a Nanny

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The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims.  The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which unawaredly enslave themselves.  ~Dresden James

...[I]mmoral, dysfunctional people who have crossed the moral line and thus become estranged from God now need the "god" of socialist government. ~David Kupelian

Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.  ~William Penn

Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!  Matthew 18:7


Son3 said...

"If the people let government decide
what foods they eat and what medicines they take,
their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state
as are the souls of those who live under tyranny."

~Thomas Jefferson

CarolineNot said...

A spirited and somewhat enlightening discussion was held at our home, resulting from it being brought to the attention of one of our children that the citation by Son3 was a paraphrase -- "modern translation" -- of Jefferson's original statement, as follows:

"Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now." [referencing tyranny]

Jefferson's original, eloquent words are easy to understand and the wisdom to be applauded.

We would wonder that attempts to change and dumb-down the Words of GOD receive no correction, even when modern translations (and paraphrases) in many instances DO NOT have the same meaning as the authorized English version of the Bible, translated from the Textus Receptus.

I am happy to receive and publish Jefferson's (a mere man) original and precise words. I am happier to have the most reliable -- untainted by modern, heretical men and women -- English version of GOD's Word.