Friday, February 27, 2009

Mustn't Forget the Everlasting Stand

"The prerogative of princes may easily and daily grow, while the privileges of the subject are for the most part at an everlasting stand."

--from The New World by Winston Churchill (He excerpted it from an Apology the House of Commons drew up to remind their new king, James I, that they were a free people and that the Divine Right of Kings was less a given in England than he had reckoned on.)

We mustn't forget that the privileges of the subject, or the citizen, are at an everlasting stand-- we must consistently stand for liberty, as it is something that gets eaten away if we take it for granted.

Are you standing?

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