Some Principles

“As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.”

–  Abraham Lincoln

“If there is no struggle there is no progress…This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle.”

– Frederick Douglass
“Talk was a national institution, but it did not help the slave.”

– John Brown

“There is but one rule consistent with honesty, and that is to make every one pay his share, and to make no one pay more than his share.”

– Hazen Pingree, Mayor of Detroit 1889-1897, Governor of Michigan 1897-1901