Sunday, March 11, 2012

"War Time"

The John Birch Society's Dennis Fuller on the "growing number of people think [who] it’s an insane practice and argue for its abolition" — Time to Repeal Daylight Saving Time?

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

I confess I knew nothing about John Birch, the man, until this post inspired me to check him out. I must say that his 'War Weary Farmer" strikes a powerful note in this here city boy.

Especially the opening, and most especially the bolded, lines:

"I should like to find the existence of what my father called 'Plain living and high thinking.'

"I want some fields and hills, woodlands and streams I can call my own. I want to spend my strength in making fields green, and the cattle fat, so that I may give sustenance to my loved ones, and aid to those neighbors who suffer misfortune; I do not want a life of monotonous paper-shuffling or of trafficking with money-mad traders."

Quite literally the virtue of magnanimity.

March 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

Indeed. Thanks.

March 14, 2012 at 12:15 AM  

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