quotes tagged with 'tyranny', page 8

In the next place, the state governments are, by the very theory of the constitution, essential constituent parts of the general government. They can exist without the latter, but the latter cannot exist without them.

Author: Joseph Story, Source: Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833Saved by ImaWriterIII in constitution liberty government tyranny states JosephStory 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The state governments have a full superintendence and control over the immense mass of local interests of their respective states, which connect themselves with the feelings, the affections, the municipal institutions, and the internal arrangements of the whole population. They possess, too, the immediate administration of justice in all cases, civil and criminal, which concern the property, personal rights, and peaceful pursuits of their own citizens.

Author: Joseph Story, Source: Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833Saved by ImaWriterIII in constitution liberty government tyranny federal justice states JosephStory 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

So that the executive and legislative branches of the national government depend upon, and emanate from the states. Every where the state sovereignties are represented; and the national sovereignty, as such, has no representation.

Author: Joseph Story, Source: Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny federal sovereignty states JosephStory national 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act. In this relation, then, the new Constitution will, if established, be a FEDERAL, and not a NATIONAL constitution.

Author: James Madison, Source: Federalist Paper No. 39Saved by ImaWriterIII in constitution liberty government freedom tyranny jamesmadison federal independence states nullification national 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is clear from the words of the founders of this country that the right to ‘keep and bear arms’ is an inviolable personal right. They protected this right by the Second Amendment to the federal constitution and by provisions of the constitutions of the states. This is a subject for debate only by those ignorant of our history, or those that purposely wish to deny us our rights and, ultimately, to subjugate us under the tyranny of government perverted from its constitutional foundations.

Author: Rich Mason, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution liberty government tyranny foundingfathers 2ndammendment richmason 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

...to disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them…”

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

Feudalism, serfdom, slavery, all tyrannical institutions, are merely the most vigorous kind to rule, springing out of, and necessarily to, a bad state of man. The progress from these is the same in all cases -- less government.

Author: Herbert Spencer, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government tyranny serfdom herbertspencer 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

[T]o preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.

Author: Richard Henry Lee, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in weapons liberty tyranny guns RichardHenryLee 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of  foreign Invaders.

Author: Samuel Adams, Source: letter to James Warren, 1775Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty tyranny education virtue samueladams knowledge 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

[A] good deal of the other party's opposition to our agenda has also been rooted in their sincere and fundamental belief about government. It's a belief that government has little or no role to play in helping this nation meet our collective challenges. It's an agenda that basically offers two answers to every problem we face: more tax breaks for the wealthy and fewer rules for corporations.

Author: Barack Obama, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny taxes democrats govreg republicans teaparty BarackObama 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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