quotes tagged with 'dictatorship'

Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government - a bureaucratic elite.
Author: Senator William Jenner, Source: February 23, 1954 speechSaved by cboyack in constitution conspiracy government dictatorship shadowgovernment 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

And now, friends and countrymen, if the wise and learned philosophers of the elder world, the first observers of nutation and aberration, the discoverers of maddening ether and invisible planets, the inventors of Congreve rockets and Shrapnel shells, should find their hearts disposed to enquire what has America done for the benefit of mankind? Let our answer be this: America, with the same voice which spoke herself into existence as a nation, proclaimed to mankind the inextinguishable rights of human nature, and the only lawful foundations of government. America, in the assembly of nations, since her admission among them, has invariably, though often fruitlessly, held forth to them the hand of honest friendship, of equal freedom, of generous reciprocity. She has uniformly spoken among them, though often to heedless and often to disdainful ears, the language of equal liberty, of equal justice, and of equal rights. She has, in the lapse of nearly half a century, without a single exception, respected the independence of other nations while asserting and maintaining her own. She has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when conflict has been for principles to which she clings, as to the last vital drop that visits the heart. She has seen that probably for centuries to come, all the contests of that Aceldama the European world, will be contests of inveterate power, and emerging right. Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. She will commend the general cause by the countenance of her voice, and the benignant sympathy of her example. She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force.... She might become the dictatress of the world. She would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit.... [America's] glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is, Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her Declaration: this has been, as far as her necessary intercourse with the rest of mankind would permit, her practice.

Author: John Quincy Adams, Source: Speech to the U.S. House of Representatives on July 4, 1821Saved by cboyack in liberty government freedom dictatorship foreignpolicy independence empire interventionism interference 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
With numerous others, I am greatly disturbed at the rapid move of our government to socialism and what seems to be an approach toward dictatorship; with a controlled Supreme Court, the administration continues to impose more and more demands upon the people...Taxes are becoming back-breaking, expenditure and waste are alarming. The Church must remain independent and furnish its own funds for all its own adventures and projects. The government seems too anxious to give, give, give to the poor, to the aged, to the schools, to everyone, and blinded people feel they are getting something, whereas they pay it to the government so that the government can after great overhead expense return a part of it to the people. And every time a gift returns to the people--a so-called gift--it comes with fetters binding and tying and enslaving. For every block of funds given to the people, they lose a bigger block of liberty.
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: Spencer W. Kimball (Biography by Edward J. Kimball), pp. 352-3Saved by cboyack in liberty government socialism dictatorship gift tax 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=W5MfcSfA_eUC&pg=PA147&dq=Timi...Saved by cboyack in patriotism dictatorship fear despotism 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A dictatorship was impossible in our Republic because power was widely diffused. Today, as we approach Democratic Socialism all power is being centralized at the apex of the executive branch of the federal government. This concentration of power makes a dictatorship inevitable. Those who control the President indirectly gain virtual control of the whole country.
Author: Gary Allen, Source: None Dare Call It Conspiracy, p. 38Saved by cboyack in government socialism power dictatorship 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
Author: George Orwell, Source: 1984, p. 263Saved by cboyack in power revolution dictatorship 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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