Saturday, July 04, 2009

Liberty Quote Of The Day: Lord Acton

Happy Independence Day! Make sure that these July 4th celebrations do not become a memory of times gone by but a confirmation of what we hold most dear.

Today we do not bring you a quote from a Founding Father, though there are many that would suffice. Today we bring you this simple, thoughtful statement from Lord Acton (the man that brought if power corrupts, then absolute power corrupts absolutely). He talks directly as to the dangers of government and the blessings of individual responsibility:

It is easier to find people fit to govern themselves than people to govern others. Every man is the best, the most responsible, judge of his own advantage.
- Lord Acton