“No, there is a limit to the tyrant’s power! When the oppressed man finds no justice, When the burden grows unbearable, he appeals with fearless heart to heaven, and thence brings down his everlasting rights, which there abide, inalienably his, and indestructible as stars themselves. The primal state of nature reappears, wherein man confronts his fellow man; and if all other means shall fail his need, one last resort remains—his own good sword.
You never fail to impress me with your scholarship. I thought I had a reasonable education but in truth I know almost nothing. Thank you so much.
We are entering terrible times and are losing so beauty and excellence. What to do?
Your Substack is a candle glowing in the darkness.
this is a truely great text; a truely political text. εὔγε!
Thank-you ever so much Cynthia, what a beautiful, insightful and powerful contribution to the struggle of our day. Irene
(“Independence” on a short leash.") - perfectly put. Thank you for this history lesson Cynthia. It was most enlightening.
Cynthia, this is such a beautiful piece. Thank you.