Quote of the Week

“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence”

John Adams

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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2 Responses to Quote of the Week

  1. Pieter Stok says:

    I understand the gist. Exodus 21 and 22 highlight the importance of reciprocal justice when an injustice is done: e.g. and eye for an eye. However the idea that property is sacred leaves me a little uneasy. I would rather the great man had said something along the lines that when we attack a person’s property we are attacking the person. For me it has been a topic of interest because of recent events.

    • Don Merritt says:

      Great point! I agree with you in that I am not crazy about the use of the word “sacred” in this context. And thank you again because you’ve given me an idea for a post! I’ve had an acute idea shortage lately…

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