John HoltJohn Holt, (1923-1985) American author and educator, proponent of homeschooling, and pioneer in youth rights theory

John Holt Quote

“It is the duty of a citizen in a free country not to fit into society but to make society.”

John HoltJohn Holt
~ John Holt

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cal, lewisville, tx

The government would rather have followers instead of leaders.

J Carlton, Calgary

Actually cal, the government wants obedient workers / taxpaying wants control of everything you do. A self destructive and sociopathic policy to be sure.

Mike, Norwalk

I'm not sure duty here is the correct word but, the rest is exactly right on. Because the individual exists, inalienable right declares a political creature that acts (not to be acted upon). The independent person, relating with other sovereign individuals is recognizable by a remote communal view called society.

dick, fort worth

another good one.

Waffler, Smith

I don't know what government folk here refer to. All the ones I know of, on the North American Continent, are hot beds of opinion, various views, debate, desension, etcetera.

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Anonymous    5/6/11

It's quotes like these that make me feel disgusted towards those who just choose to be ignorant and lazy in this country.


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