Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day?

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield
and government to gain ground."

...maybe that's why...

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

Smart guy, that Thomas Jefferson.

Thomas Paine wasn't half bad, either:

"When men yield up the privilege of thinking,
the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon."

Here's something worth thinking about today.

Observe. Conclude. Act.

Or lose.

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4 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

Yep! Spartacus wrote a beautiful piece today.

Ashley said...

Thank you for this link, Tamara! That is a beautifully written piece that needs to be passed around to as many people as possible.

Tamara of In the Night Farm said...

He did, indeed, Lori. Best Independence Day post I've read yet.

Ashley -- So glad you read and enjoyed SJ's piece. You're right; it needs to be passed around!

theliteraryhorse said...

You have an award waiting on my blog, congratulations!
Jane