Walt Whitman's Caution

Walt Whitman 1819 (West Hills) – 1892 (Camden)




   TO The States, or any one of them, or any city of The States,
         Resist much, obey little;
   Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved;
   Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, of this earth, ever
         afterward resumes its liberty.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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