Friday, September 07, 2012

Quote of the Day

"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery."
-Thomas Jefferson

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"...although not for my slaves."

Christopher Taylor said...

I agree, the great failing of these men was their failure to follow through on their ideals for others.

Still, the truth of what they say endures and rings through the ages as much today as it did when they first said it.

Anonymous said...

I agree that our Founders had many glorious ideas which ring true regardless of their personal failings.
I'd suggest, though, that this isn't one of them. Jefferson did not prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery, nor do most people.