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No Limits

“When, I wonder, did we in America ever get into this idea that freedom means having no boundaries and no limits? I think it began on the 6th of August 1945 at 8:15 am when we dropped the bomb on Hiroshima… Somehow or other, from that day on in our American life, we say we want no limits and no boundaries.”

- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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August 7, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

5 Comments »

  1. With all due respect to the Archbishop, I think it was before Augst 6th-although I can’t pin point a date.

    America has for many more years had this idea that the US is somehow God’s favored nation and that our good intentions and ends justify all means.

    Comment by Jim | August 7, 2009 | Reply

  2. Yeah I tend to agree with Jim on this…the whole idea of America from the beginning was a land of opportunity and freedom, defined often as without limits. Manifest destiny. The CA gold rush. Ask the American Indians if it all started at Hiroshima.

    Comment by TSO | August 8, 2009 | Reply

  3. 4th July 1776 would be my guess.

    Comment by Francis | August 11, 2009 | Reply

  4. It will come back to bite the USA, as well. The USA was never a Catholic republic. Indeed, many were Calvinists, anti-Catholic, and so forth. Perhaps where the favoured nation status” is rooted – in the Puritanical/Calvinistic soil of the republic?

    Comment by james | August 11, 2009 | Reply

  5. What is the source for this quotation? I have never seen a citation that mentions when or where Archbishop Sheen supposedly said this, or in what context.

    Comment by Bonifacius | August 24, 2009 | Reply


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