Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Foundational Law Quotes XXIV

“Almighty God to all mankind on Christmas Day said He:
‘I rent you from the old red hills and, rending made you free.
There was charter, there was challenge; in a blast of breath I gave;
You can be all things other; you cannot be a slave.
You shall be tired and tolerant of fancies as they fade,
But if men doubt the Charter, ye shall call on the Crusade –
Trumpet and torch and catapult, cannon and bow and blade,
Because it was My challenge to all the things I made.’”

- G. K. Chesterton, from “A Christmas Song for Three Guilds”

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