The Putney Debates, 1647

The Putney Debates, 1647The Putney Debates, 1647

Col. Rainsborough’s famous appeal for democratic rights:

” I think it’s clear, that every man that is to live under a government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that government; and I do think that the poorest man in England is not bound in a strict sense to that government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under.”


And after three hundred sixty more years, if the poorest people in HK still have not had a voice to put themselves under, at least, they should know what they should do, let’s hope.

The Putney Debates


About NgTom

Three fundamental constituents support my life; they are literature, philosophy and photography. And I am rather glad that I don't really need them to sustain my living. But, it only implies my incompetent.
This entry was posted in This is how I see the world and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to The Putney Debates, 1647

  1. So lovely.
    The first a fine silk tapestry
    The second with hovering – waiting – sky. Life’s arms reaching down in encouragement or stretching up over head with hope?
    Well chosen scenes

  2. seekraz says:

    Beautiful…and while that first one is likely a reflection on water, it looks like a water-color painting. Compelling words…..

  3. 学习了
    图片与文字都那么精彩 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s