Robert Edward

“Doctor Munson to Jared Gilsom:
"We fought you because we didn’t want some ruler thinking he could tell us what we could do. We spent years, decades paying our share—the Erie Canal, miles of railroads all over the North. But down here, we barely got any of it. Taxed for three of every five slaves on top of our citizens, living the way we always have while we pay to make the North better. And then—and then, they decide that wasn’t enough. Now the government decides it can tell us how to spend our own money, how to live our own lives. Did you ever read the tenth amendment to your constitution? That used to matter. This idea that a president can decide how people live, how they act, what matters to them, how they can think? We fought the British just to avoid that, and then in less than a century we Americans did it to ourselves.”

Robert Edward, Edge of a Knife
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