Friday, January 19, 2007

Sure, You Can Trust The Government


If Tyranny and Oppression Come to this Land, it Will be in the Guise of Fighting a Foreign Enemy -James Madison

They that can Give Up Essential Liberty to Obtain a Little Temporary Safety Deserve Neither Liberty Nor Safety.
-Benjamin Franklin

It is Dangerous to be Right When the Government is Wrong. -Voltaire

When the government fears the people, there is liberty; when the people fear the government, there is tyranny. -Thomas Jefferson

Unthinking Respect for Authority is the Greatest Enemy of Truth -Albert Einstein

A State of War Only Serves as an Excuse for Domestic Tyranny. -Alexander Solzhenitsyn

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. -Thomas Paine

The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is for Good Men to do Nothing. -Edmund Burke

3 comments:

MarcLord said...

just curious--where did you find the bumper sticker?

op99 said...

I wonder if those guys felt like they were whispering into the wind when they said those things, the way us leftward political activists feel today? Or was there a ready audience for political philosophy when it wasn't in competition with TV and movies?

Mary said...

The Paine is particular on point in what has been happening - thanks for finding and sharing these.