Monday, August 8, 2011

Creating distinctions.......

 "Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins.  Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices.  The one encouraged intercourse, the other creates distinctions.  The first is a patron, the last a punisher."
-Thomas Paine, first paragraph from Common Sense

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