May 022013

NIck Millet

Article by Nick Millet

A Fire to Be Kindled

  • Common Man the Master of His Own Destiny “Only here in America were the common folk of the Old World given a chance to show what they could do on their own, without a master to push or order them about. History contrived an earth-shattering joke when it lifted by the nape of the neck lowly peasants, shopkeepers, laborers, paupers, jailbirds, and drunks from the midst of Europe, dumped them on a vast continent and said, go to it it’s yours!”  -Eric Hoffer- The Ordeal of Change

a)    Lincoln had 50 weeks of formal education,  Franklin ended school at 10 years old, Washington had only 2 years..

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