NEW FOR THE DEFIANCE 76 COLLECTION, INTRODUCING "THE DEFIANT GENTLEMAN"... A WEEKLY BLOG OF MUSINGS FROM THE PAST THAT MIRROR THE PRESENT.
"The tendency of good government is to make government unnecessary... the strong and energetic love freedom."
"Men, and not measures, are the first need of every society, and therefore all social schemes should look first to the forming of true men. But, in truth, only men create and educate men, and one of the delusions of the age is that this can be done by some sort of mechanical contrivance. Hence we look to legislation and government control to do what only vital forces can effect, and after the failure of each enactment some new scheme is tried, until law itself is in danger of falling into discredit. Better laws are desirable, but a true view of life is indispensable, and no state mechanism can properly take care of full-grown men and women who have not learned how to take care of themselves. The growing disposition to look to the general government for aid in every emergency is a symptom of disease; it is an outgrowth of habits and principles contrary to the spirit of our institutions."
- J.L. Spalding, 1902
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