Thursday, February 28, 2013

He may have been on to something...

"Corruption, like a cancer ... eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, floppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole of society."
-- John Adams

1 comment:

  1. got a recorded message today on my cellphone.asking if i needed help paying my power bills...guess someone wants to come out and help cut wood