Friday, April 17, 2009

FFQF: Ben Franklin

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FFQF: Ben Franklin

6 Comments:

Brainbiter said...

I'm not quite sure why this year is a special one for tax protest, except as a political stunt. With that said, I support regularly reminding the federal government that its power is to be limited, and that we don't need an earthly "king" (1 Samuel 8:6 - 8:20).

Hercules Mulligan said...

Hello Dave! Glad to hear from you again!

Hmm. Good point. As for me, I wish the protests had been done at an earlier time, when they would have made a bigger difference. Oh well. Better late than never, I guess.

Thanks for reading and leaving your comment. Happy FFQF!

Mike B said...

A friend of mine told me recently that we are over-educating our youth - and ignoring their character.

We should be training in character, and academic knowledge will follow naturally.

Something to think about, based on your comments in your post.

Hercules Mulligan said...

Hello Mike B. Thanks for reading and leaving your comment!

Interesting proposition. I think that academic knowledge will indeed follow character, because a desire for study, as well as the discipline that study and learning require, are only present in an individual with character.

I think both must be brought up together, because learning character is more than just filling one's head with facts and logic; it is built only through tests and experience. Applying yourself to your studies is a great way for students to develop and exercise character in the world away from home, but they will not develop character abroad if they do not develop it at home.

For this reason, the home is to be the center of the student's development of character. Character cannot be developed without a motive and a basis, however; and the Bible provides both. When the Scriptures no longer were the standard, character in our students dropped. It figures.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Happy FFQF!

akaGaGa said...

What a great quote, Herky! I had completely missed that one.

And you're right that it's going to take more than tea parties to turn things around - it's going to take repentance.

Hercules Mulligan said...

This is a new quote to me too, Jean. :) I posted it when I found it.

Thanks for taking the time to read and to leave your comment.