Quote Of The Day, March 22, 2013

I can have no other notion of all the Governments that I see or know, than that they are a conspiracy of the rich, who on pretence of managing the public only pursue their private ends, and devise all the ways and arts they can find out; first, that they may, without danger, preserve all thast they have so ill acquired, and then that they may engage the poor to toil…for them at as low rates as possible, and oppress them as much as they please.

From Thomas More’s Utopia, 1516. British nobleman, Catholic saint, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII. For refusing to acknowledge Henry’s divorce and subsequent marriage, and the legitimacy of succession for the offspring which that union might produce, he was found guilty of treason and beheaded.

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