Skip to comments.A Tale of Two Coyotes: To Be Free, We Have To THINK Free
Posted on 07/18/2010 9:12:16 PM PDT by stolinsky
Thomas Jefferson was a genius. The Declaration of Independence and his other writings prove this beyond doubt. But even he had difficulty thinking free. He had spent his life up to that point as a subject of His Britannic Majesty King George III. So when he wrote the first draft of the Declaration, he automatically used the word subjects. But he saw his error, erased subjects and substituted citizens. If even Jefferson had to make an effort to think free, how much more do we non-geniuses have to exert ourselves constantly to be alert. If we citizens allow ourselves to doze off in our easy chairs, watching TV game shows and munching snacks, we will wake up as subjects. It will not be a pleasant awakening.
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