Quote by John Dickinson, "The Liberty Son
Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
This quote encourages unity among Americans, emphasizing the idea that by joining forces and working together, they can overcome any challenge. It highlights the importance of solidarity and how division, whether it be through differences in opinion or lack of cooperation, leads to weakness and failure. By embracing togetherness, the quote suggests that Americans can achieve greatness and face any obstacle with resilience.
It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the discovery of gunpowder and the overthrow of feudalism by the bourgeoisie has been pointed out over and over again. And though I have no doubt exceptions can be brought forward, I think the following rule would be found to be generally true that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance. Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon so long as there is no answer to it gives claws to the weak.