I ran across this piece from a book I am currently reading: Measure of the Year by Roderick L. Haig-Brown, (1950):
“I am afraid for the unity and greatness of a country that trusts its civil liberties to the petty legislatures of the provinces.” pg. 21
I think there is quite a bit to think about in this quote.
Roderick L. Haig-Brown was a Canadian, born in Scotland, and an accomplished writer of Canadian natural history, Canadian culture, and fishing as well as serving as a judge in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada.
Published by Ed Pirie
I am a native Vermonter. I am a child of the 50s, 1951 to be exact. For much of my youth Vermont had one foot in the 19th century and one in the 20th century. The old ways coexisted with a world that was changing. We were sort of insulated in Vermont from much that was happening outside our state, but our little protective bubble was shrinking. My understanding of today has been greatly influenced by the past as the past was always part of our present in the Vermont of the 1950s and even the 60s. I am not much of a follower and like to do my own thinking. You will find my thoughts on many topics here. I value my family and a quiet existence in a very rural part of Vermont. I try to write clearly and simply. I hope you enjoy and thank you for visiting my site. Take care.
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