Saturday, February 18, 2012
Today's Founders Quote: Possessing the Spirit, But Not the Principle
"The Grecians and Romans were strongly possessed of the spirit of liberty but not the principle, for at the time they were determined not to be slaves themselves, they employed their power to enslave the rest of mankind."
- Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, 1788.
That's a nice little history lesson there. We Americans have never had a problem with being free (mostly!), but when we become virtual slaves to our government, we lose our freedoms yet again. We aren't there yet, but it's slowly sliding that way.. Another thing we haven't gotten yet is cutiepie Jessica Cauffiel - but we're working on something like that as well!