Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday, August 24th

"I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air -- that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave."

-H.L. Menken


  1. Before governments existed was the only time men were really free.

  2. I believe I agree...

    Shade and Sweetwater,

  3. Dizzy, as Kyddryn said... I believe I agree...