Monday, May 14, 2007

Quote of the Day

Warning or prediction?

“No free Government can stand without virtue in the people, and a lofty spirit of patriotism; and if the sordid feelings of mere selfishness shall usurp the place which ought to be filled by public spirit, the legislation of Congress will soon be converted into a scramble for personal and sectional advantages.” —President Andrew Jackson

4 comments:

Brian Duffy said...

Maggie;

How about reoccurring theme?

Maggie Thurber said...

sadly, brian, you're probably right.

Hooda Thunkit said...

President Jackson wasn't known to have been a profit, but sometimes you have to wonder. . .

Hooda Thunkit said...

Hmmm,

Maybe a better choice of words would have been "prophet..."

(Hooda suspects/fears that the ghost of a Catholic Nun (with an all too real ruler) will "get him" for that grammatical slip-up...)

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