Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Peaceable revolution

100 dollar bill of the Confederate States of America, 1862

If a thousand [citizens] were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.

Henry David Thoreau [Civil Disobedience, 1849]

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