concedes nothing without a demand. It
never did, and it never will.
Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact
amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."
>-Frederick Douglas- Former slave; American States>man
nation can survive its
fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from
An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor
moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the
very halls of government itself.
the traitor appears
not a traitor – he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he
and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a
nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body
politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."
"Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."
ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better
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."