Monday, May 9, 2016

Be careful what you wish for..................

"The French Revolution was commenced in the name of the People, in their name all its horrors have been palliated and excused, in their name the Guillotine has mowed its thousands and the grapeshot have swept off their tens of thousands...For them, for their unlimited and inalienable sovereignty have these deeds without a name which make an humane mind ready to deny its own nature and shrink from the name of Man, been almost justified, always palliated, as the unpleasant be necessary means for the attainment of a glorious end."

-John Quincy Adams, from a letter home dated September 19, 1797, as culled from here

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