I thank God there are no free schools nor printing. And I hope we shall not have these for 100 years. For learning has brought disobedience and heresy and sects into the world and printing has divulged them and libels against the best government. God keep us from both.
Governor of Virginia
From Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America (America: A Cultural History) by David Hackett Fischer.
[One has to wonder if a similar attitude in our present government is the explanation for the poor quality of our schools.—Joe]