A little more ‘firewood’ for the fan club 😉
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
This is one of my favorite quotes, from one of my favorite founding fathers. However, I think it needs to be updated just a little. I trust Mr. Adams won’t mind if I re-phrase his words this way:
If you love your stuff more than your freedom, and your safety and slavery more than personal responsibility, leave us. We do not want your opinion or your help. Cower on your knees as you lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains not be so heavy that they crush you, and…
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