Orestes Augustus Brownson|
1803 - 1876
American philosopher, essayist, sometime minister. Brownson was an enigmatic nonconformist, exploring, experimenting in and challenging many of the religious and political waves of his time, and eventually settling as a political conservative and a Catholic. Author of The American Republic and many other works.
|My sect is now the world, my party is everywhere, my creed truth wherever I can find it, and under whatever name it may come.|
Jan. 1830 - from an essay in the Free Enquirer
|He who has read Aristotle's Politics has read the history of American democracy, and the unanswerable refutation of all democratic theories and tendencies of modern liberals.|
|Politicians may do as they please, so long as they violate no rule of right, no principle of justice, no law of God; but in no world, in no order, or condition, have men the right to do wrong.|