Tuesday, June 30, 2009

William Henry Harrison Quote on Power

This quote from William Henry Harrison says: "There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power." Available on t-shirts, stickers and other gift items.

William Henry Harrison Quote on Government Dark T-shirt

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Martin Van Buren Quote on Government

In a message to Congress during the Panic of 1837, President Martin Van Buren included a remark that seems like it could be said today. Van Buren said:"The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity." Bank failures & an economic depression characterized the Panic. Quote is available on t-shirts, stickers and other gifts at Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts.

Martin Van Buren Quote on Government Bumper Sticker

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Same Sex "Marriage" Controversy in DC

In May 2009, the DC City Council approved a bill to recognize same sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. Last week the DC Board of Elections and Ethics said the matter should not go before DC voters in referendum. Seven supporters of traditional marriage have filed a lawsuit to overturn the Board's decision.

A few reasons to support traditional marriage
Some would have us believe that not recognizing marriage between people of the same sex would violate their civil or human rights. Little could be further from reality. Here are a few reasons why.

First, recognizing same sex marriages would redefine the historical definition of marriage. Historically and traditionally, our society has defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Secondly, we need the union of males and females for the procreation and continuation of the human race. Once we begin to recognize unions that cannot naturally reproduce, we put our society in demographic danger. We can reach a point that we won't have enough people to keep our society going.

In addition, we must remember the right to freedom of religion. If same sex marriage is recognized, the free practice of religion is hindered. Religious institutions and individuals that cannot recognize same sex marriage because of their religious convictions will be criminalized. Here's an example. In Massachusetts, we've already seen a Catholic adoption agency go out of business because the state declared the agency's religious practice of not allowing homosexual couples to adopt illegal. Orphans lose. Society loses. Is this what we want for DC?

Finally, if we redefine marriage and allow two men or two women to marry, we provide the basis for other nontraditional unions to be legalized as marriage. On what grounds will tell three or more persons that can't be married to each other? How then can tell close relatives that can't marry each other? What will stop people from claiming the right to marry small children or pets?

There are more reasons to support traditional marriage, but dcgal will leave those for a future post.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Andrew Jackson Quote on Peace

President Andrew Jackson's quote on peace says: "Peace...is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms." Gen. Jackson was 7th President of the United States. This quote is on buttons, t-shirts and other gift items at Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts.
Did you know?
As as general in the War of 1812, Jackson won a victory against the British at New Orleans.

Andrew Jackson Quote Button

Monday, June 08, 2009

John Quincy Adams Quote on Voting

The following famous quote from John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the U.S., is available on t-shirts, stickers, buttons and other gift items. The former president said: "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."
Did you know?
No candidate received a majority of electoral votes when John Quincy Adams ran for president. Therefore, the House of Representatives chose Adams as president from the top three candidates.

John Quincy Adams Quote Button

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

James Monroe Quote on Government

Quote by James Monroe, 5th President of the United States: "The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil." This quote is available on t-shirts, stickers and other gift items at Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts.
Did you know?
Monroe became famous for his foreign policy known as the Monroe doctrine.

James Monroe Bumper Sticker

Standing for Marriage in DC

When: June 10, 2009 @ 10:30AM

Where: Room 220 South of the One Judiciary Square building at 441 Fourth Street, N.W.
(This notice reflects a room change from the city's original announcement.)

What: The DC Board of Elections and Ethics is holding a special board meeting to decide if same-sex marriage is a "proper subject for referendum". If you want DC voters to have a chance to vote on this important issue, plan to attend.

If you would like to testify at the hearing, please call 202-727-2525 to place your name on the docket.