quotes tagged with 'mob'

Although it provides that all men shall enjoy religious freedom, yet it does not provide the manner by which that freedom can be preserved, nor for the punishment of Government officers who refuse to protect the people in their religious rights, or punish those mobs, states, or communities who interfere with the rights of the people on account of their religion. Its sentiments are good, but it provides no means of enforcing them. It has but this one fault. Under its provision, a man or a people who are able to protect themselves can get along well enough; but those who have the misfortune to be weak or unpopular are left to the merciless rage of popular fury.
"The Constitution should contain a provision that every officer of the Government who should neglect or refuse to extend the protection guaranteed in the Constitution should be subject to capital punishment; and then the president of the United States would not say, "Your cause is just, but I can do nothing for you."
Author: Joseph Smith, Jr., Source: DHC 6:56-7Saved by cboyack in religion constitution freedom protection minority mob capitalpunishment 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A society that robs an individual of the product of his effort....is not strictly speaking a society, but a mob held together by institutionalized gang violence.
Author: Ayn Rand, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in socialism communism society mob 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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