Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Our Tragic Truth

"The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments"
-William H. Borah

4 Comments:

Anonymous ghassan said...

But if the government is of our own choosing then the "burdens" are not "unnecessarily laid":-)

1:23 PM  
Blogger Fouad said...

Do you mean to say that people deserve what is laid upon them by the governments they choose?

4:10 PM  
Anonymous ghassan said...

Foud,
Goverments will dare exploit only those that want to be exploited. If people cannot rise to change a government that they disapprove of then they are complicit in their own exploitation. Free people do not set freedom as a goal, they simply act free.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

Ghassan,
I don't mean this as an insult, but you are naive.

People in power decide war, economics, law, and liberties.

12:02 AM  

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