Of that Equilibrium between Authority and Individual Action
which constitutes Free Government, be settling on immutable
foundations Liberty with Obedience to Law, Equality with
Subjection to Authority, and Fraternity with Subordination
to the Wisest and the Best: and of that Equilibrium between
the Active Energy of the Will of the Present, expressed by
the Vote of the People, and the Passive Stability and
Permanence of the Will of the Past, expressed in
constitutions of government, written or unwritten, and in
laws and customs, gray with age and sanctified by time,
as precedents and authority.
Albert Pike (1809-1891)
American Lawyer, Masonic Author, and Historian
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