March 3, 2010

Wednesday Wisdom

The states are as the men are. They grow out of human characters.


Plato

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:01 PM

    "Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy." -- Justice Louis Brandeis

    Timothy McVeigh quoted part of the above when sentenced to death in relation to his act of domestic terrorism, which was in retaliation to, and because of his digust for his government's illegal and unconstitutional treatment of a bunch of innocents who were minding their business while waiting for the world to end - which came all too soon for 76 human beings including 20 children.

    As the state grows out of human characters, human characters can also mimic the state.

    j

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  2. As the state grows out of human characters, human characters can also mimic the state.

    Indeed Justin. This is played out all over the world, with all nature and flavor of government.

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