Strike the Root!

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one
who is striking at the root.” – Henry David Thoreau

“I heartily accept the motto, — ‘That government is best which governs
least’; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I
believe, — ‘That government is best which governs not at all’; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government. The standing army is only an arm of the standing government. The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it…But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government. Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it.” – Henery David Thoreau, “Civil Disobedience”

“Every generation needs a new revolution.” – Thomas Jefferson


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