quotes tagged with 'tyranny', page 2

Guard with jealous attention to the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force.

Author: Patrick Henry, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny patrickhenry 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The issue is not war and peace, rather, how best to preserve our freedom.

Author: General Russell E. Dougherty, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in freedom tyranny war EDS russelledougherty 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The human race is in the best condition when it has the greatest degree of liberty."

Author: Dante Aligheri, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny dantealigheri 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Weapons are the tools of power ... In the hands of the free and decent citizen, they should be the tools of liberty ... An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.

Author: Colonel John Dean "Jeff" Cooper, USMC, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in weapons liberty freedom tyranny evil guns johndeancooper 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The power which a multiple millionaire, who may be my neighbor and perhaps my employer, has over me is very much less than that which the smallest "functionaire" possesses who wields the coercive power of the state, and on whose desecration it depends whether and how I am allowed to live or to work.

Author: Friedrich A. Hayek, Source: The Road to SerfdomSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny state politicalpower friedrichahayek millionaire 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You can't give the government the power to do good without also giving it the power to do bad in fact, to do anything it wants.

Author: Harry Browne, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny good bad politicalpower harrybrowne 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

[S]tatism is but socialized dishonesty; it is feathering the nests of some with feathers coercively plucked from others on the grand scale. There is no moral difference between the act of a pickpocket and the progressive income tax or any other social program.

Author: Leonard Read, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government statism tyranny socialism dishonesty incometax pickpocket leonardread 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The state is a force incarnate. Worse, it is the silly parading of force. It never seeks to prevail by persuasion. Whenever it thrusts its finger into anything it does so in the most unfriendly way. Its essence is command and compulsion.

Author: Michael Bakunin, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in tyranny force state compulsion command politicalpower michaelbakunin 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A State which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes will find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished.

Author: John Stuart Mill, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny state great accomplishments small johnstuartmill 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Washington is not America. It has become an alien city-state that rules America, and much of the rest of the world, in the way that Rome ruled the Roman Empire.

Author: Richard J. Maybury, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty america america tyranny rome washingtondc romanempire richardjmaybury 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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