The Commonwealth Iconoclast

A site dedicated to covering issues relevant to the Commonwealth of Virginia, and nation at large, plus other interesting things too, as I see fit...

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Can You Identify this American Progressive?

I'm going to add a new twist to the Iconoclast. I'm going to try to add an image each week or so of an individual who - through their progressive ideals, thoughts, and actions - has helped to shape our nation into not only the "home of the brave", but also the "land of the free".

This weeks I'll start with someone whose progressive ideals made this nation a better place for all Americans. This one should be easy!


  • At 3/04/2006 11:16 AM, Blogger Lowell Fulk said…

    "If today you can take a thing like evolution and make it a crime to teach it in the public school, tomorrow you can make it a crime to teach it in the private schools, and the next year you can make it a crime to teach it to the hustings or in the church. At the next session you may ban books and the newspapers. Soon you may set Catholic against Protestant and Protestant against Protestant, and try to foist your own religion upon the minds of men. If you can do one you can do the other. Ignorance and fanaticism is ever busy and needs feeding. Always it is feeding and gloating for more. Today it is the public school teachers, tomorrow the private. The next day the preachers and the lectures, the magazines, the books, the newspapers. After while, your honor, it is the setting of man against man and creed against creed until with flying banners and beating drums we are marching backward to the glorious ages of the sixteenth century when bigots lighted fagots to burn the men who dared to bring any intelligence and enlightenment and culture to the human mind."

  • At 3/04/2006 12:25 PM, Blogger Will Vaught said…

    Good Job Lowell!

  • At 3/04/2006 12:26 PM, Blogger Will Vaught said…

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  • At 3/05/2006 1:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    gee. is the image filename, darrow.jpg any help?

  • At 3/05/2006 5:00 PM, Blogger Will Vaught said…

    ok, i said it would be easy!

  • At 3/05/2006 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ye gads, you can lead a horse to water... What about the content and the thought behind the quote? There is the discussion issue! I think (though I can't be sure) that that is what Will had in mind here...

    Let me ask this slowly...

    H O W
    I S
    T H I S
    R E L E V A N T
    T O D A Y ?

    Make it apply!

  • At 3/07/2006 10:47 PM, Blogger Patrick O'Connell said…

    "Ignorance and fanaticism is ever busy and needs feeding. Always it is feeding and gloating for more."

    This is just what people need to hear and be reminded of, over and over.

    Keep up the good work team iconoclast!


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