[This is quoted as a "Thoughts to Ponder" in Robert Anton Wilson's Email to the Universe, which I am re-reading. The new Hilaritas Press edition will be out soon; more news on that as it becomes available. I was struck by how contemporary the Walt Whitman bit sounded. Source. The Management.]
To the States or any one of them, or any city of the States,
RESIST MUCH, OBEY LITTLE,
Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved;
Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city of this Earth, ever
afterward resumes its liberty.
— Walt Whitman