I suppose it was our choice of taking on the responsibility of shall I say, learned lay persons that equated to being the guests of honor. The monks didn't have to do that, it was just something they did.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
I just don't see why, if people are willing to be generous, it's a problem to feed the needy, and why they're needy doesn't matter much to me even if what they need is self-respect. (And I want my tax dollars to go toward school breakfasts and lunches.)
I bought - at a cost of only an arm and leg - the entire series (6 years) of the original Avengers with Diana Rigg as Mrs. Peel and Patrick Macnee as John Steed. God, I loved that TV series, and rewatch them often! Didn't enjoy the series much after Diana Rigg left - the chemistry between Peel and Steed was missing when Linda Thorson took over the part!
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain