quotes tagged with 'servitude'

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!

Author: Samuel Adams, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom revolution samueladams servitude coward 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors andour amusements, for our calling and our creeds... [we will] have no time to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers... And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for [another ]... till the bulk of society  is reduced to be mere automatons of misery... And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Letter to Samuel Kercheval, Monticello, July 12, 1816 (http://...Saved by jordy in liberty government slavery taxation federalreserve economy debt frugality servitude oppression 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Official favor, grades, or other trinkets of subordination have no connection with education; they are the paraphernalia of servitude, not of freedom.
Author: John Taylor Gatto, Source: Dumbing Us Down, p. 69Saved by cboyack in freedom slavery school test subordination servitude grade 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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