Thursday, May 1, 2008

Words of wisdom

"Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are those who want crops without plowing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. Power never concedes anything without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both."

Frederic Douglas

Wise words from one of the leaders of the Abolitionist movement leading up to the American Civil War. Canadians seem particularly prone to quietly submitting, to our great cost........

We'll either die free or we die trying.

1 comment:

live dangerously said...

Hi. Nice Blog
Canadians aren't the only people on the Continent that are prone to submitting because they're lazy. My fellow Americans have jumped into that life boat too. I think its sinking along with all the bureaucratic promises unfullfilled.
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