Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Quote Of The Day

Today's quote comes from British statesman William Pitt the Elder:
The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail—its roof may shake—the wind may blow through it—the storm may enter—the rain may enter—but the King of England cannot enter!—all his forces dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!
In these days of American governments stealing taking-away private homes (through the U.S. Supreme Law-Making Junta Court's "reinterpretation" of eminent domain) in order to give said property to another private individual or company whose stated purpose is their own financial gain, Pitt's poignant thought makes me downright sentimental.