The freedom of the people is a function of
the freedom of the rivers.
The success of our state, our nation, and our community depends upon the desire to place service above self as we learned through the examples of our Founding Fathers.
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. - Patrick Henry
I HEARTILY ACCEPT the motto,
— "That government is best which governs least";and I should like
to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it
finally amounts to this, which also I believe, — "That government is best
which governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be
the kind of government which they will have.
All issues are political issues, and
politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and
Thoreau is being every bit as revolutionary and anti-capitalistic as Karl Marx, but his solution depends on the actions of individuals rather than on the actions of armies and mobs. If you want a Marxist revolution, you have to join with others to overthrow the present system, but if you want a Thoreauvian revolution, you need to change only your own life, not that of others. - Ken Kifer
"I WISH TO SPEAK a word for nature, for absolute Freedom and Wildness, ... to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature ... in Wildness is the preservation of the World."
- Thoreau - Walking
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