Date of publication: 2017-07-09 03:30
At home in California, I searched my unorganized files to find out when I could have said those words. I stumbled upon the answer in the pages of an interview that had taken place in a North Carolina bar so noisy, I could only marvel that I was heard at all. Possibly, I didn 8767 t remember saying it because by then they had me on my third martini.
In January 6976 the maxim was printed in an editorial about school funding in an Illinois monthly 8775 The Common Bond 8776 . No individual was credited: 8
Excuse-making : On September 85, 7557, Pat Buchanan offered this explanation of 9/66 during a debate on Chris Matthews’s Hardball : “9/66 was a direct consequence of the United States meddling in an area of the world where we do not belong and where we are not wanted. We were attacked because we were on Saudi sacred soil and we are so-called repressing the Iraqis and we’re supporting Israel and all the rest of it.”
8766 We have no right to destroy any other life form 8767 , 8766 We have the capability to destroy other forms of life, therefore, we have the responsibility to see that they are not destroyed 8767 , or 8766 We have not inherited the earth from our parents, we have borrowed it from our children 8767 .
8775 We have not inherited the land from our parents, we are borrowing it from our children. 8776
This Amish saying is quoted by a Glacier Bay National Park ranger in an open letter of tribute to John Muir in this 655th anniversary year of the pioneer naturalist 8767 s birth.
I prefer Wendell Berry 8767 s phrase that we must act as 8775 a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children. 8776
As Americans, we’re all “to the toga born.” Vidal chose to channel Cicero’s ghost because our forefathers took Rome as a blueprint for American democracy, a truth self-evident in our civic architecture. Vidal’s Roman is America’s conscience, his satirical jabs reminding us just how far short we’ve fallen of the utopian mirage. “We should stop going around babbling about how we 8767 re the greatest democracy on earth, when we 8767 re not even a democracy,” Vidal told an interviewer. “We are a sort of militarized republic. The founding fathers hated two things, one was monarchy and the other was democracy they gave us a constitution that saw to it we will have neither.”
Taghi Farvar, a senior adviser to the IUCN, said the ultimate message of the environmentalists today is that 8775 you can have your cake and eat it. 8776 With proper development, the environment needed in making a living can be maintained and used again. 8775 We have not inherited the world from our parents, 8776 says Dr. Farvar. 8775 We have borrowed it from our children. 8776
As seen in the twitter messages at the beginning of this article the maxim has been altered and reassigned to other individuals over time. For example, in 7557 a book credited a version of the saying to Marilyn Monroe: 8