Monday, June 14, 2010

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton died on June 14, 1936. Since today is Flag Day in the United States of America,
I offer a few quotations from his 1922 book, What I Saw in America:
  • "America is the only country ever founded on a creed."
  • "The Declaration of Independence dogmatically bases all rights on the fact that God created all men equal; and it is right; for if they were not created equal, they were certainly evolved unequal. There is no basis for democracy except in a dogma about the divine origin of man."

  • "The unconscious democracy of America is a very fine thing. It is a true and deep and instinctive assumption of the equality of citizens, which even voting and elections have not destroyed."

On a very personal note, we are celebrating my father's passage into eternal life today with a Rosary and Funeral Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Wichita, Kansas. His name is James Monroe Boyer and he died on Thursday, June 10; he was a World War II veteran, serving in Europe as a gunner in B-17s in the Army Air Corps. He and my mother have been married 65 years last November. Rest in Peace, Daddy!


  1. Madame,
    Wishing you and your family peace and solace at this time your lives.