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

5 thoughts on “No Limits

  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.


  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.


  3. 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?


  4. 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.


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