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!


2 comments:

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

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