Thursday, November 26, 2009
At last after much debate of things, the governor gave way that they should set corn everyman for his own particular... That had very good success for it made all hands very industrious, so much [more] corn was planted than otherwise would have been ... The experience that has had in this common course and condition, tried sundrie years, and that amongst Godly and sober men, may well evince the Vanities of the conceit of Plato's and other ancients, applauded by some of later times; that the taking away of propertie, and bringing into commone wealth, would make them happy and flourishing, as if they were wiser than God.
— Governor William Bradford, Of Plimouth Plantation: 1620-1647 
Saturday, December 05, 2009
FFF and Plymouth
From a recent edition of the Email Update from the Future of Freedom Foundation: