Monday, February 18, 2008


I wanted to share this while I was thinking about it...

Yesterday I read Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience", and one part in particular made me chuckle....

He was put into prison because he refused to pay his taxes to a government that was brutalizing Native Americans -- an act that he found unacceptable. He was "concerned with "the trace effects of my allegiance," in his words.

"I have never declined paying the highway tax, because I am as desirous of being a good neighbor as I am of being a bad subject; and as for supporting schools, I am doing my part to educate my fellow-countrymen now."

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