Thursday, February 5, 2009

Jim Rawles' Quote of the Day

Jim's Quote of the Day:

"When we reflect that the eyes of the virtuous all over the earth are turned with anxiety on us as the only depositories of the sacred fire of liberty, and that our falling into anarchy would decide forever the destinies of mankind and seal the political heresy that man is incapable of self-government, the only contest between divided friends should be who will dare farthest into the ranks of the common enemy."

- Thomas Jefferson to John Hollins, 1811. ME 13:58

H/T to avcat.


Dakota said...

I have never heard this quote before. What an amazing man.

jon said...

anarchy is self-government. he probably meant "chaos."

doubletrouble said...

Speaking of Mr. Jefferson- did you see what we have tried to start here in NH today?