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May/June, 1999 Volume XIII Number 6
On some positions, cowardice asks the question, is it safe? And expedience comes along and asks the question, is it polite? Vanity asks the question is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor polite, nor popular but one must take it because its right.
Martin Luther King, Jr., four days before he was killed.
If the world is becoming darker, the problem is not with the darkness. The problem is with the light.
Why do you sow where the field is eager to destroy the fruit, where there are medicines of sterility [oral contraceptives], where there is murder before birth? You do not even let a harlot remain only a harlot, but you make her a murderess as well. . . . Indeed, it is something worse than murder, and I do not know what to call it; for she does not kill what is formed but prevents its formation. What then? Do you condemn the gift of God and fight with his [natural] laws? . . . Yet such turpitude . . . the matter still seems indifferent to many men -- even to many men having wives. In this indifference of the married men there is greater evil filth; for then poisons are prepared, not against the womb of a prostitute, but against your injured wife. Against her are these innumerable tricks.
There is no greater indictment of judges than the fact that honest men are afraid to go into court, while criminals swagger out its revolving doors.
There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance that principle is contempt prior to investigation.
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