August 17, 2006

birthday quote of the day

I am at liberty to vote as my conscience and judgement dictates to be right, without the yoke of any party on me.
Davy Crockett 8/17/1786

Sigh. Things like that make me so wistful. Can you imagine such a time?

He also said:
We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money.

1 comment:

kristen said...

makes me wish for resurrections! can we have him back? and how about ben franklin too?

here from michele's :)