Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - If you really want to aggravate people today be sure and wish them a Happy SAINT Valentines Day. All of the Hallmark cards and candy you'll see today have Happy VALENTINES Day written on them, but no one ever remembers the Saint upon which the day gets its name. He was, in fact, a real Saint (although he didn't give out candy to children) and died on February 14th, which is why the holiday falls on this day. And have you thought about why men are expected to buy gifts for the women in their lives? Is it because of some leftover form of chivalry from yesteryear? For more on Saint Valentines Day, be sure and check out today's Founders TV show.
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types — the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins. He admires them especially by moonlight, not to say moonshine. Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob. This is called the balance, or mutual check, in our Constitution. - G.K. Chesterson