Install this theme
riverside chapel (Taken with instagram)

riverside chapel (Taken with instagram)

the art of printing…diffuses so general a light…that all the window shutters despotism and priestcraft can oppose to keep it out, prove insufficient.
benjamin franklin
for really I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live as the greatest he; and therefore truly, sir, I think it’s clear, that every man that is to live under a government ought first by his own consent o put himself under that government.
thomas rainsborough
"i hate that guy!"

can anyone explain to me why glenn beck hates woodrow wilson so much? seriously, I’m intrigued.

fight for your right to…babyback ribs

"After that, Spencer peered up from his plate of Caribbean chicken and bid me to look around the T.G.I. Friday’s. ‘Remember this moment and this spot,’ he said. ‘Because the freedoms we enjoy are in danger. You might not know it now, because it is just the beginning. But 25 or 30 years from now you’re going to think of this place and say to yourself, Spencer was right."

besides the fact that this statement us completely unfounded and absurd, it is wholly invalidated by the fact that Spencer referenced TGI Friday’s (in Times Square no less).

in this new situation, for which i am as little fitted as Jefferson [is] to guide the helm of the U[nited] States, i come to you as an adept in rural science for instruction.
alexander hamilton (to richard peters)
judicial matters

on wednesday, the California Federal Court overturned the recently passed Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California, due to the proposition’s unconstitutionality. while i’m very proud about this for various personal reasons, the thing that excites me the most about this ruling is its focus on the constitutionality of majority rule in regards to minority rights. opposition to basic rights of any kind, in my opinion, can only be rooted in some sort of social distaste for that particular group as it only serves to benefit the whole to afford rights to all. and yes, the rights afforded to those who are able to get married are basic. if you have a problem with homosexuality, then so be it. but to deny civil rights at any time has to be deemed unconstitutional always.

you can read the whole ruling here: http://www.ce9.uscourts.gov/prop8/FF_CL_Final.pdf

"you just need one guy in the court to get coffee!"

as of today, Elena Kagan has become the 4th woman to sit on the Supreme Court and i am very excited about her nomination and what she may potentially bring to the bench. i hold the utmost respect for the highest court in the land because, on occasion (and luckily for us), the Supreme Court has brought out the best in its justices from Marshall (John) to, even Taft. the speed at which women are being considered, nominated, and appointed to the court is something to be noted. i’ve always felt that this august body should represent and mirror in some way the people it serves. the Supreme Court is like the metaphysical embodiment of our own jurisprudence, reflecting the best of our laws. and with that, we should take into account how important it is to have justices with practicing judicial experience as well as those who have spent their lives learning and being students of the Constitution. 

comicallyvintage:

Give your nerve gas formula to America’s government!

comicallyvintage:

Give your nerve gas formula to America’s government!