This, then, would be wisdom's final fruit: to be true to self, yet never to become a slave of self.
It is within the territory of refined emotions where the final battle of a regenerated, healthy, and moral society will take place.
Fellowships for promising humanists, artists, sculptors, novelists, poets, dancers, or musicians may be the money that is best-spent by the Endowments.
For all the recorded history of human beings on this earth, various degrees of tyranny have been the natural state of affairs for most people.
Through much of its history America has been assumed to be a religious nation, and indeed a good deal of the time a Christian nation.
Yet as a practical matter we cannot completely compartmentalize religion, politics and economics, and certainly the Founding Fathers did not do so.
But, on the Christian view, if it is not sanctity toward which we must move, on pain of our lives, then what is it?
Today the typical American finds himself confronted with "bigness" on an unprecedented scale. Our lives are institutionalized and regulated on every hand.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed."
Thomas Jefferson once wrote to James Madison: “The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”