sábado, 14 de julho de 2012

Citação de "Common Sense", de Thomas Paine

Ouvindo o curso do Cato Institute, encontrei este trecho de "Common Sense", de Thomas Paine, dirigido aos americanos que queriam se reconciliar com o governo britânico. Vai em inglês mesmo:

"Hath your house been burnt? Hath your property been destroyed before your face? Are your wife and children destitute of a bed to lie on, or bread to live on? Have you lost a par...ent or a child by their hands, and yourself the ruined and wretched survivor? If you have not, then are you not a judge of those who have. But if you have, and still can shake hands with the murderers, then you are unworthy of the name of husband, father, friend, or lover, and whatever may be your rank or title in life, you have the heart of a coward, and the spirit of a sycophant."

Lembrei-me imediatamente de Luís Carlos Prestes apoiando Getúlio Vargas depois que Olga foi entregue aos nazistas.

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