quotes tagged with 'tyranny', page 4

Why doesn't everybody just leave everybody else the hell alone?

Author: Jimmy Durante, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny jimmydurante 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Alcohol didn't cause the high crime rates of the '20s and '30s, Prohibition did. And drugs do not cause today's alarming crime rates, but drug prohibition does.

Author: US District Judge James C. Paine, Source: addressing the Federal Bar Association in Miami, November, 1991Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny alcohol drugs crime prohibition politicalpower jamescpaine 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Virtually all reasonable laws are obeyed, not because they are the law, but because reasonable people would do that anyway. If you obey a law simply because it is the law, that's a pretty likely sign that it shouldn't be a law.

Author: Unknown, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty tyranny obedience laws unknown reasonable 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free.

Author: Harry Browne, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny children family drugs poverty politicians liberals conservatives leftwing rightwing harrybrowne 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time.

Author: Justice George Sutherland, Source: 1938Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny vanished georgesutherland 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Ask not what you can do for your country; ask what your government is doing to you.

Author: Joseph Sobran, Source: 1990Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny country josephsobran 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.

Author: William Allen White, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny williamallenwhite 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

Author: William Pitt, Source: 1783Saved by ImaWriterIII in freedom tyranny necessity encroachment creed encroach slaves williampitt 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli, Source: 1874Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny socialism obedience state socialist benjamindisraeli 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Here's your enemy for this week, the government says. And some gullible Americans click their heels and salute often without knowing who or even where the enemy of the week is.

Author: Charley Reese, Source: 1998Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny enemy politicalpower gullible 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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