The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free. Henry David Thoreau, “Slavery in Massachusetts” (1854). By: Redactor Lao Tzu Ives on Thoreau Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website seven − = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.