Saturday January 21st 2017

“Men who look upon themselves born to reign,
and others to obey, soon grow insolent.
Selected from the rest of mankind,
their minds are early poisoned by importance;
and the world they act in
differs so materially from the world at large,
that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests,
and when they succeed in the government
are frequently the most ignorant and
unfit of any throughout the dominions.”

~ Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776