Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Mark Twain Displays Great Political Insight

“The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble, through the rivalry of schools and creeds that are anxious to obtain official recognition, and there is great danger that our people will lose our independence of thought and action which is the cause of much of our greatness, and sink into the helplessness of the Frenchman or German who expects his government to feed him when hungry, clothe him when naked, to prescribe when his child may be born and when he may die, and, in time, to regulate every act of humanity from the cradle to the tomb, including the manner in which he may seek future admission to paradise.” —Mark Twain


Anonymous said...

How are things with you bub? Bazza

ukok said...

Hope all is well with you, Tim.

Anonymous said...

Did you know that man of Mark Twain's books are available online like
Perconal Recollections of Joan of Arc