Monday, July 5, 2010

Mather Byles

John Singleton Copley: Mather Byles222 years ago today, Mather Byles passed on. He is known for saying:

Which is better – to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away or by three thousand tyrants one mile away?


The Sanity Inspector said...

Neither--which is why our current system is better than both! ;)

J.K. Baltzersen said...

The current system is tyranny, sir!

And your chances of recourse are better when it is not supported by people around you.

(somehow the initial comment to this post did not appear to me at first -- one of the mysteries of Blogger)