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  • Quote of the Day

    Posted by Lexington Green on December 6th, 2011 (All posts by )

    From kings, indeed, we have no more to fear; they have come to be as
    spooks and bogies of the nursery. But the gravest dangers are those
    which present themselves in new forms, against which people’s minds
    have not yet been fortified with traditional sentiments and phrases.
    The inherited predatory tendency of men to seize upon the fruits of
    other people’s labour is still very strong, and while we have nothing
    more to fear from kings, we may yet have trouble enough from
    commercial monopolies and favoured industries, marching to the polls
    their hordes of bribed retainers. Well indeed has it been said that
    eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. God never meant that in
    this fair but treacherous world in which He has placed us we should
    earn our salvation without steadfast labour.

    John Fiske, The Beginnings of New England or, the Puritan Theocracy in its Relations to Civil and Religious Liberty (1889)

     

    One Response to “Quote of the Day”

    1. Sgt. Mom Says:

      well said!