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Thanks, Veterans!

Korean War Veteran's Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Photo by Ian Hutchinson on Unsplash.

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation. —  George Washington

I think the art of life consists in tackling each immediate evil as well as we can. To avert or postpone one particular war by wise policy, or to render one particular campaign shorter by strength and skill or less terribly by mercy to the conquered and the civilians is more useful than all the proposals for universal peace that have ever been made; just as the dentist who can stop one toothache has deserved better of humanity than all the men who think they have some scheme for producing a perfectly healthy race. — C.S. Lewis

We do not seek peace in order to be at war, but we go to war that we may have peace. Be peaceful, therefore, in warring, so that you may vanquish those whom you war against, and bring them to the prosperity of peace. — Augustine of Hippo

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. — G.K. Chesteron

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Pastor Who Said He Was a ‘No-Masker’ Now in ICU with COVID-19

"Despite passage of a local mask mandate this summer, Van Noy said he was 'exercising his freedom' by not observing it. He told congregants he wasn’t suggesting they disobey laws, but said, 'In this case, we can peacefully and biblically resist, without violation of the Godly standards we submit ourselves to.'" - C. Leaders

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"...we’ve been told that so-called fusionist conservatism—the synthesis of traditional Christianity and individual liberty—is dead."

"The contention at the heart of Ahmarism is that the government ought to impose a putatively Catholic conception of the common good unchecked by notions of individual liberty and so-called 'proceduralism' (which the rest of the planet calls “the rule of law”)." - The Imperialistic Sohrab Ahmari

Related: The Ahmari-French Debate Was About Theology, Not Politics

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The Age of Pelagius

"For decades now our politics and culture have been dominated by a particular philosophy of freedom. It is a philosophy of liberation from family and tradition, of escape from God and community... a philosophy that has defined our age, though it is far from new. In fact, its most influential proponent lived 1,700 years ago: a British monk who eventually settled in Rome named Pelagius." - Christianity Today

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5 Reasons Millennials Should Support ‘Capitalism’

"What many of us (I’m tempted to say true capitalists) prefer is not an amorphous capitalism, but an economic system that is outgrowth of the natural order of liberty: a free economy. There’s no agreed upon term for the system of a free economy (which is why capitalism is often used as a substitute) but it includes free people engaging in free enterprise in free markets."

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