I stumbled across the following quote from Thomas Paine yesterday and I thought I would share it with you.
“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”
I know there are many people out there who don’t like us (polygamists). I would hope that they are not so blinded by their distain for us that they encourage legislation and public sentiment against us in an oppressive manner that will one day backfire and cause them personal grief.
We truly aren’t your enemy anyway. We just want what you want – to be left in peace and allowed to raise our children to be ethical, responsible, contributing members of society.