Thought Of The Day

 

 

 

 

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.”

Henry David Thoreau

8 Responses to “Thought Of The Day”


  1. 1 Woody's Apr 6th, 2018 at 9:17 am

    I prefer, “When tyranny becomes law resistance becomes duty.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  2. 2 Boomer Apr 6th, 2018 at 9:59 am

    +1 On Woody’s comment.

  3. 3 marcus Apr 6th, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Jefferson never said this. It is a common quote misattributed to Jefferson as is the more common “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” The latter was used by both ML King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela.

  4. 4 yagoddabeshidinme Apr 6th, 2018 at 11:05 am

    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Is the quote often attributed to, and was said by Thomas Jefferson November 13, 1787

  5. 5 Woody's Apr 6th, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Well, King and Mandela came long after Jefferson. Can you please share with me who did say it? Thanks!

  6. 6 Sam Apr 7th, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    from the Declaration of Independence…Jefferson states, “…when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government…”
    The misquote has been in circulation since 2006

    The Marin Luther KIng Jr. quote originates from the American Confederacy (C.S.A) during the war of northern aggression (the Civil War). It was originally phrased as “WHEN TYRANNY BECOMES LAW, REBELLION BECOMES DUTY”.

  7. 7 Woody's Apr 7th, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Thx Sam. I can easily picture, Thomas Paine penning it, also

  8. 8 Kroeter Apr 8th, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    That’s what I told my high school principal when I disobeyed but he said, “Just admit it, you effed up”.

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