Posted by: Democratic Thinker | March 19, 2014

Children Will Be Children

Considerations by the Way

An ancient philosopher comes upon the children of a town.

We shall not presume to anticipate the judgment of our fellow-citizens throughout the Union on these important letters, by interposing any comments of our own.—Four Letters on the Important Subject of Government, 1802.



Children Will Be Children.

And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.—II Kings 2:11.


AND he [Elisha] went up [allah] from thence unto Bethel [the House of God]: and as he was going up [allah] by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up [Allah], thou bald head; go up [allah], thou bald head.

And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD [יהוה]. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.

And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.

—II Kings 2:23-25.