11 October 2012

Quote of the Day

Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.

I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.


 --Thomas Jefferson to Isaac H. Tiffany, 1819


Old NFO said...

Interesting take... and good point!

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, NFO. It's one of my favorites, partly because it uses big words that confuse liberals & their toadies.