Old Wisdom

Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right.

– Carl Schurz, revolutionary, statesman and reformer (1829-1906)


This quote at the bottom of an “A.Word.A.Day” email first caught my attention because I recognized the source from my research. CARL SCHURZ, as U.S. Secretary of Interior, welcomed Chipeta as a member of the 1880 Ute Indian delegation that arrived in Washington, D.C. to discuss a treaty after the Meeker Massacre occurred in Colorado.

I saved this tidbit in my Chipeta files. Rediscovering it today, I was struck by the wisdom and timeliness of this German immigrant’s words. 

Published in: on October 11, 2008 at 2:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

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