November 10, 2003

Macaulay On Freedom...

I borrowed this quote from Dr. Weevil:

From the essay on Milton (1843):
Many politicians of our time are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim. If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may indeed wait for ever.

Posted by John Weidner at November 10, 2003 5:48 PM
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