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The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

Police State: A state in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic, and political life of the people, especially by means of a secret police force. (Quote by - Yahooligans Reference)

All history is one long story to this effect: men have struggled for power over their fellow men in order that they might win the joys of earth at the expense of others, might shift the burdens of life from their own shoulders upon those of others. (Quote by - William Graham Sumner)

It must not be forgotten in fairness to the National Government that apartheid is not just a policy of oppression but an attempt - in my opinion an attempt doomed to failure - to find an alternative to a policy of racial integration which is fair to both white and black. (Quote by - Harry Oppenheimer)

The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen -- a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a [perso s] life. (Quote by - Justice William O. Douglas)

O liberty! O liberty! What crimes are committed in thy name! (Quote by - Madame Jeanne-Marie Roland)

Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty. That's oppression in this country. (Quote by - H. Rap Brown)

If Saddam Hussein committed crimes such as political oppression against the Iraqi people, it should be resolved legally in a fair and just manner which doesn't paint a sense of injustice, (Quote by - Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono)

I believe certain members of the U.S. Congress have aided in the oppression and diversion of critical information that could have revealed a fullness of truth long ago. (Quote by - Bo Gritz)

Patience is one of those feminine qualities which have their origin in our oppression but should be preserved after our liberation. (Quote by - Simone de Beauvoir)

Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. There lies its immense value. For what it seeks is to disturb monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt. (Quote by - Learned Hand)

In a society in which it is a moral offense to be different from your neighbor your only escape is to never let them find out. (Quote by - Robert A. Heinlein)

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. (Quote by - Stewart L. Udall)

Morality cannot exist one minute without freedom... Only a free man can possibly be moral. Unless a good deed is voluntary, it has no moral significance. (Quote by - Everett Dean Martin)

No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed. (Quote by - Clarence Darrow)

To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men, their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism and religious dogmas. (Quote by - Dr. G. Brock Chisolm)

It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery. (Quote by - Benjamin Disraeli)

The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world. (Quote by - Daniel Webster)

The most odious of all oppressions are those which mask as justice. (Quote by - Justice Robert H. Jackson)

The bold effort the present (central) bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it. (Quote by - Andrew Jackson)

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison. (Quote by - William Glasser)

If Bush carries on with his lies and oppression, it would be useful for you to read the book Rogue State. (Quote by - Bin Laden)

As there is oppression of the majority such oppression will be fought with increasing hatred. (Quote by - Bram Fischer)

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