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The Last Surviving Virtue

July 8, 2012


MATT writes:

I enjoyed the comments in the “Tolerance, without Discernment, Is Not a Virtue” thread. It made me think of something Hutton Gibson (Mel’s father) said with regards to tolerance:

Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society.

It seems to me that when an immoral society has blatantly and proudly violated all the commandments, it insists upon one last virtue, tolerance, for its immorality.


Presidents Without ‘Tickle-Me’ Smiles

July 8, 2012



GUILAIN writes:

In France, shortly after a president is elected, his official picture is taken. There is only one per president. It is hung in tens of thousands of official places all over the country (in mayors’ offices, for instance). I’ve picked the faces from those photos and put them together. It goes from Charles de Gaulle in 1958 to our time. As you can see none is smiling (Giscard d’Estaing let us see his front teeth but it cannot be compared with the near hilarity of some of your presidents). Read More »


Why I Honor Independence Day — Even in Leftist America

July 8, 2012


JOSEPH writes:

It saddens me no end to read comments like the one in the previous post by Lawrence Auster, who said he would no longer celebrate Fourth of July because of the passage of Obamacare. I have great respect for Mr. Auster’s thinking but Independence Day has nothing – nada, zip – to do with the United States government as it would not be invented  in its present form for another nineteen years after 1776. Nineteen years! Read More »

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