...I came across these lines from Frederick Douglass:
The general sentiment of mankind is that a man who will not fight for himself, when he has the means of doing so, is not worth being fought for by others, and this sentiment is just. For a man who does not value freedom for himself will never value it for others, or put himself to any inconvenience to gain it for others. Such a man, the world says, may lie down until he has sense enough to stand up...
MORE ON THE "SATAN SANDWICH" (AKA DEBT CEILING DEAL). Here are statements from the Coalition for Human Needs and the Economic Policy Institute.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED