Booker T. WashingtonBooker T. Washington, (1856-1915) Author

Booker T. Washington Quote

“Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.”

Booker T. WashingtonBooker T. Washington
~ Booker T. Washington

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Ronw13, Yachats Or

" Physiocracy , from the Greek for " Government of Nature. "
" When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with Certain Inalienable Rights; that among these are life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers form the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly All experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. "
The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America.
In an early response to the industrial revolution the line in the sand was drawn. Agrarianism vs industrialization. Need vs Greed. Wealth guarded vs wealth plundered. This holds true for any nation or kingdom on the planet earth. God has an issue with the nations. " I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may faint, and their ruins be multiplied: ah ! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter. " ( Ezekiel 21:15 )

E Archer, NYC

So true. The degree to which a person is disconnected from the work of growing/raising food, the more risk of starvation. The land is settled by farmers, and their labor is the life-blood of the fruits of those labors. The food can be consumed or traded for other goods or labor. It all starts here. The agrarian is the silent steward of the people. Without the land and labor of the farmer (and of course the support of Nature), there is no food, and thus no commerce.

Ronw13, Yachats Or

Well said Archer ! The highest degree of commonsense, comes from the agrarian. Seeing things for what they are, not by the slight or fancy of men. We are silent no more !

jim k, Austin

Washington was a great man.


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