Thursday, July 05, 2007

Tom Paine Whispers To Our Generation


"Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions."
--Thomas Paine, (1737-1809), a champion of American democracy

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