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Quotation of the Day…

… is from Edmund Burke’s 1765(?) Tracts Relative to the Laws against Popery in Ireland:

Let me add that the great inlet by which a colour for oppression has entered into the world, is by one man’s pretending to determine concerning the happiness of another, and by claiming a right to use what means he thinks proper in order to bring him to a sense of it. It is the ordinary and trite sophism of oppression.