Stephen Gough shares his principle on Freedom and why he refuses to put his clothes on in public.
Our NЯO Motto - * "We're turning the Rambler around" - "iam redit et Virgo, redeunt Saturnia regna"
In this short video, Stephen Gough uses a quotation from Edmund Burke, a politician elected to Parliament by the constituents of Bristol on Thursday November 3rd 1774, to explain why, in this key note speech, the importance of his philosophy on living by one's own judgement, even to the point of vehemently disregarding the opinions of others.
The relevant quote from Edmund Burke's address to the people of Bristol is as follows;
"Certainly, gentlemen, it ought to be the happiness and glory of a representative to live in the strictest union, the closest correspondence, and the most unreserved communication with his constituents. Their wishes ought to have great weight with him; their opinion, high respect; their business, unremitting attention. It is his duty to sacrifice his repose, his pleasures, his satisfactions, to theirs; and above all, ever, and in all cases, to prefer their interest to his own. But his unbiased opinion, his mature judgment, his enlightened conscience, he ought not to sacrifice to you, to any man, or to any set of men living. These he does not derive from your pleasure; no, nor from the law and the constitution. They are a trust from Providence, for the abuse of which he is deeply answerable. Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgement; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion."
The full Edmund Burke speech can be found here;
The article was a joint venture between the University of Chicago Press and the Liberty Fund founded by Pierre F. Goodrich libertyfund.org/goodrich.html
Motto explanation translation: classics.mit.edu/Virgil/eclogue.4.iv.html