Liberty Lesson (appropriate today in Maine)

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas he disbelieves or abhors is sinful and tyrannical” -Thomas Jefferson

Liberty Lesson

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 51