Monday, September 13, 2010

Hyperbolic Dramatization of the Day


1776: "Then it's agreed, gentlemen, in order to secure our rights as a free people, we will risk embarrassment, imprisonment, expropriation, bankruptcy, bodily harm, exile and hanging."

2010: "Of course I'll waive my rights. I don't want to miss my connecting flight."

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A heartfelt "thank you" for your last few posts. Excellent.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The threat has never been that our rights would be "taken," but that we might eventually forget their true worth and freely give them away...

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did you find that quote? To whom is it attributed?

1:06 AM  

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