Friday, May 8, 2009

George Washington Beat Me To It!

In looking for the source of George Washington's definition of government as a force,
"Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. It is a force, like fire: a dangerous servant and a terrible master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action."
I came across another great quotation attributed to him.

"[Government] has no more right to put their hands into my pockets, without my consent, than I have to put my hands into yours … "
Hmmm. Where have I heard something like that before?

Unfortunately, I was unable to find the source documents to either one - just yet.

1 comment:

Fiddler said...

Love that first quote, LB! Thanks for sharing.