21 March 2010

Jean-Paul Marat

Jean-Paul Marat was a Swiss-born physician, political theorist and scientist, as well as a journalist and politician from the French Revolution. In an address to the Electors of Great Britain, he said,
Gentlemen, the present Parliament must soon expire; and no dissolution was ever more earnestly wished for by an injured people. Your most sacred rights have been flagrantly violated by your representatives, your remonstrances artfully rejected, yourselves treated like a handful of disaffected persons, and your complaints silenced by pursuing the same conduct which raised them. Such is your condition, and if such it continues the little liberty which is yet left you must soon be extinguished; but the time for redress is now approaching, and it is in your power to obtain that justice you have so many times craved in vain.

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