Thursday, February 21, 2008

Quote of the Day

From The Patriot Post:

"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 calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer." ~ Thomas Paine (Common Sense, 1776)

There’s a battle on the horizon for the future of conservatism. On one side are those who revere unchanging principles, especially a healthy suspicion of government. On the other are those who would refine old principles under the guise of adapting them to new situations—those apt to see government more as a force for good than a necessary evil.” ~ Andrew McCarthy

1 comment:

Norma said...

I'm new at the SOB list, so am stopping by to say hello. We're in Ottawa Co. most of the summer, so we often get to Toledo. Love your train station and museum.

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