Saturday, 29 August 2015

Repost from 2013 - Worth Reading Again


     This is only slightly tongue in cheek.  It is also substantially substantial.   It speaks to that fundamental reality that the Nazarene did not call on men to be equal, but rather to follow Him and to glorify their father in Heaven.   He did not order us to turn over to Caesar the task of making society fair, or the social composition of the culture somehow equal, one man to the next.   It cannot be done in the political realm, less is it possible in the philosophical realm. 

     The OROG will find a bit of a very informative and inspiring website, from across the pond, and very much up our philosophical channel.   Just type in Cranmer and it should lead the reader to things that are not just Anglican, but also reasoned and clearly thought conservatism.    

I believe in one Party,

Preserver of all that is good in our Constitution,

And of Individual Freedom, Limited Government, National Defence and the Rule of Law:

And in one Party Leader, the only-begotten of the entire Membership,

Chosen democratically by the whole Party,

Centre-Forward, Darling of Conference,
Pre-eminent Parliamentarian of Parliament,

Elected, not appointed,

Being of one philosophy with the Party,

By whom Conservatism is articulated and maintained;

Who for us Members, and for our earthly salvation came down from CCHQ,

And was invited by Her Majesty to form a Government,

And was made Prime Minister,

And was vilified also for us under the BBC.

He was airbrushed and scorned,

And day after day he shrugs it off because that’s his job,

And steps up to the Dispatch Box,

And sitteth on the right hand of the Speaker.

And he shall come again with a larger majority to annihilate the Socialists and the Liberals:

And his Government shall have no end.

And I believe in the Voluntary Party,
The giver of life to the Parliamentary Party,

Which precedeth the Party and the Leader,

Which with the Party and the Leader together should be acknowledged and appreciated,

Because they do all the donkey work.

And I believe in one Conservatism, though it be severally termed 'One-Nation',

'Compassionate' and 'Progressive'.

I acknowledge one Membership for the right to select candidates.

And I look for victory at the General Election,

And for the realisation of the policies to come.

The Anglican Communion has no peculiar thought, practice, creed, or confession of its own. It has only the Catholic Faith of the ancient Catholic Church, as preserved in the Catholic Creeds and maintained in the Catholic and Apostolic constitution of Christ's Church from the beginning.
Dr Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1945-1961

O! Great Cosmic Ordering Force,  We request that Thou provideth of Thine own Holy Will,  that Thy Grace and Attention be cast upon the words of your servant, the Humble Father Cranmer, and Thy servant, the AB of C, Father Fisher, who now rest with Thee and in the company of all the Saints, Amen.
El Gringo Viejo


I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.
Margaret Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher LG, OM, PC, FRS.
(Prime Minister 1979-1990)

We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, OM, PC.
(Prime Minister 1957-1963)

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Sir Winston Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can).
(Prime Minister 1940-1945, 1951-1955)

I am not struck so much by the diversity of testimony as by the many-sidedness of truth.
Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG, PC.
(Prime Minister 1923-1924, 1924-1929, 1935-1937)

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, KG, GCVO, PC.
(Prime Minister 1885-1886, 1886-1892, 1895-1902)

I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.
Benjamin Disraeli KG, PC, FRS, Earl of Beaconsfield.
(Prime Minister 1868, 1874-1880)

Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs.
Sir Robert Peel, Bt.
(Prime Minister 1834-1835, 1841-1846)

I consider the right of election as a public trust, granted not for the benefit of the individual, but for the public good.
Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool.
(Prime Minister 1812-1827)

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
The Rt Hon. William Pitt, the Younger.
(Prime Minister 1783-1801, 1804-1806)

Check with Cranmer.  It is a worthwhile site.
El Gringo Viejo....