Monday, April 13, 2009

More Food for Thought

Same book as before, but this time the author is quoting from a book published in 1839:

"According to our theory the people are wiser than the government. Here the people do not look to the government for light, for instruction, but the government looks to the people. The people give law to the government."

"To entrust government with the power of determining education which our children shall receive is entrusting our servant with the power of the master."

Keep in mind that this was written before compulsive education was instituted in America.


Lisa said...

Definitely food for thought.

Kristin said...

Wow, I like that.