Samuel West

January 01, 1700 - January 01, 1700
"But while we are nobly opposing with our lives and estates the tyranny of the British Parliament, let us not forget the duty which we owe to our lawful magistrates; let us never mistake licentiousness for liberty. The more we understand the principles of liberty, the more readily shall we yield obedience to lawful authority; for no man can oppose good government but he that is a stranger to true liberty."source: On the Right to Rebel Against Governors, May 29, 1776.liberty, tyranny, opression, good government

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