Monday, July 06, 2009

Liberty Quote Of The Day: Thomas Paine

Today's quote comes from the pamphleteer Thomas Paine. As true today as 233 years ago, Paine wrote the following passage in his famous revloutionary period Common Sense pamphlet.

“Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamities is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer!”
- Thomas Paine

[Hat Tip: MK]