I thought the following was both pointed and humorous, and appropriate in light of the posts I've been making.
"If Baptist succession be the bad thing some brethren say, then certainly it ought to be given up. There should be no more of it.
"The churches now in existence ought to have no succession. When a new church is organized, it should have no sort of connection with other churches, or relations to them. Let churches be organized anywhere, anyhow, by anybody. Just let people be believers, and let them baptize each other and start a church. This does away with Baptist succession. And if it be the bad thing that is charged, it ought to be done away with at the earliest moment. Those who oppose Baptist Succession have no logical ground to stand on in organizing a church out of material furnished by other churches, and with those baptized by regularly ordained Baptist ministers." (T. T. Eaton, quoted by Milburn Cockrell, in Scriptural Church Organization, Second Edition, pp. 57-58).
Thanks to Mark Fenison, who posted this on the Historic Baptist Symposium