One's Observations

A collection of some things I observe along the way.


"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers." ~John Adams


Catawissa Gazetteer said...

"And I have good authorities to say, that all candid foreigners who have passed through this country, and conversed freely with all sorts of people here, will allow, that they have never seen so much knowledge and civility among the common people in any part of the world."

This quote comes from a bit earlier in the pargraph that the quote you posted was written in. If the same could be said of the modern American we wouldn't find ourselves in the shape we are in today.
Kind of makes you wonder if we weren't purposefully dumbed down, doesn't it?


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