Monday, June 17, 2013

Quotes of the day - liberty vs. safety and the presumption of being right

It's a beautiful day and I decided to stop working and enjoy it. You may not have that option, but I hope you'll have time before or after your work to enjoy the delightful sun and weather.

So here are two quotes to tide you over until tomorrow when I ask, "Why does The Blade and Joe McNamara only want McNamara and Anita Lopez in a debate, excluding all the other Toledo mayoral candidates?"

"I cannot accept, your canon that we are to judge pope and king unlike other men, with a favorable presumption that they do no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power ... Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." ~ Lord Acton, [John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton] (1834-1902), First Baron Acton of Aldenham to the bishop of London in 1887

"Shame on the men who can court exemption from present trouble and expense at the price of their own posterity's liberty!" ~ Samuel Adams

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