Jefferson Memorial Quote feels so relevant

Jefferson Memorial Quote feels so relevant

I heard this quote tonight and found it fitting for technology adoption and progress, specifically scaling on blockchains.

From the Jefferson Memorial, Southeast Portico: “I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as a civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.

-Excerpted from a letter to Samuel Kercheval, July 12, 1816.

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