quotes tagged with 'tyranny', page 3

We must remember that government, no matter how hard it tries, cannot protect an individual from themselves. This legislation is simply one more attempt by big government to tell us that they know what is best for us. It is not the first time and it will not be the last.

Author: Peter Calcagno, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government tyranny legislation individuals biggovernment pertercalcagno 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The worst forms of tyranny, or certainly the most successful ones, are not those we rail against but those that so insinuate themselves into the imagery of our consciousness, and the fabric of our lives, as not to be perceived as tyranny.

Author: Michael Parenti, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny subtle michaelparenti 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Fight and you may die. Run and you'll live, at least a while. And, dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance -- just one chance -- to come back here and tell our enemies, that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!

Author: William Wallace, Source: Mel Gibson, "Braveheart"Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty fight freedom tyranny die live williamwallace braveheart melgibson 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot long retain it.

Author: Abraham Lincoln, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny abrahamlincoln 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In our desire to have government become our benefactor and sustainer, we have allowed it to become our taskmaster and overlord. As a result, we have become little more than well-fed, well-entertained slaves to the state. Freedom, as envisioned by our forefathers, is gone.

Author: Chuck Baldwin, Source: 2001Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom slavery tyranny foundingfathers slaves benefactor sustainer taskmaster overlord chuckbaldwin 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long.

Author: Thomas Sowell, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny legislation thomassowell ominous legislatingmorality 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless or, which is the same thing, corrupt.

Author: Gandhi, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny state corrupt Gandhi civildisobedience sacredduty lawless 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

So long as we need to control other people, however benign our motives, we are captive to that need. In giving them freedom, we free ourselves.

Author: Marilyn Ferguson, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in control liberty freedom tyranny marilynferguson 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The American heritage was one of individual liberty, personal responsibility and freedom from government … Unfortunately … that heritage has been lost.  Americans no longer have the freedom to direct their own lives … Today, it is the government that is free – free to do whatever it wants. There is no subject, no issue, no matter… that is not subject to legislation.

Author: Harry Browne, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom america tyranny legislation heritage personalresponsibility harrybrowne 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When the same man, or set of men, holds the sword and the purse, there is an end of liberty.

Author: George Mason, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty tyranny georgemason sword purse 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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