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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Paul Harvey (1918 – 2009) – 11 April 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

Born 4 September 1918 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Paul Harvey was a radio commentator and syndicated columnist. He and his wife Lynne Cooper Harvey were married for 68 years. He died 28 February 2009, nearly a year after his wife, whom he called Angel, passed away.

The following two quotations are from Paul Harvey:

“Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote.”

“…Dickensian compassion rescued children from sweat shops. Lincolnian empathy rescued slaves from being ‘things’. Civilization weeps while it awaits one more emancipation.”

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