To Overthrow a King

“A king can stand people’s fighting,
but he can’t last long if people start thinking.”
—Will Rogers

This is one of the reasons I work so hard to get people to do a little more thinking: I want society to remember how to when we need it. And boy do we need it.

William Penn Adair Rogers (1879–1935) was an American humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator. He was a Cherokee citizen born in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma.


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