Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Freedom

"The English people believes itself to be free, it is gravely mistaken; it is only free when it elects its member of parliment; as soon as they are elected, the people are enslaved; it is nothing. In the brief moment of its freedom, the English people makes such use of its freedom that it deserves to lose it." 1

1. Rousseau, 1762. The Social Contract.