The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place 'mong Republicans and Christians.
Angelina Grimké (1805–1879), U.S. abolitionist, feminist. repr. In The Oven Birds: American Women on Womanhood 1820- 1920, ed. Gail Parker (1972). "Appeal to the Christian Women of the South," Anti-Slavery Examiner (Sept. 1836).