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All government, in its essence, is organized exploitation, and in virtually all of its existing forms it is the implacable enemy of every industrious and well-disposed man. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

Many countries persecute their own citizens and intern them in prisons or concentration camps. Oppression is becoming more and more a part of the systems. (Quote by - Alva Myrdal)

If the innocent honest Man must quietly quit all he has for Peace sake, to him who will lay violent hands upon it, I desire it may be considered what kind of Peace there will be in the World, which consists only in Violence and Rapine; and which is to be maintained only for the benefit of Robbers and Oppressors. (Quote by - John Locke)

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life. (Quote by - Germaine Greer)

It sets a precedent, that Wal-Mart will not be permitted to violate the laws of California the way they did here, and the jury found that they had intentionally, with malice and oppression and fraud, violated the laws of the state of California. (Quote by - Fred Furth)

If none of us ever read a book that was dangerous had a friend who was different or joined an organization that advocated change we would all be the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. (Quote by - Edward R. Murrow)

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization. (Quote by - Franklin D. Roosevelt)

Without Liberty, Law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without Law, Liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness. (Quote by - James Q. Wilson)

What becomes of the surplus of human life? It is either, 1st destroyed by infanticide, as among the Chinese and Lacedemonians; or 2nd it is stifled or starved, as among other nations whose population is commensurate to its food; or 3rd it is consumed by wars and endemic diseases; or 4th it overflows, by emigration, to places where a surplus of food is attainable. (Quote by - James Madison)

He would see civilization in danger of perishing under the oppression of a gigantic paradox: he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty, and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace. (Quote by - Arthur Henderson)

Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear. (Quote by - Thomas Babington Macaulay)

Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "all men are created equal, except Negroes and foreigners and Catholics." When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty -- to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy hypocrisy. (Quote by - Abraham Lincoln)

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it. (Quote by - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes (Quote by - Justice Felix Frankfurter)

Dogma is the convictions of one man imposed authoritatively upon others. (Quote by - Felix Adler)

The mission of the Gestapo expanded steadily as, from 1933 onward, political criminalit was given a much broader definition than ever before and most forms of dissent and criticism were gradually criminalized. The result was that more law or lawlike measures were put on the books than ever. (Quote by - Shelia Fitzpatrick)

Discipline must come through liberty... We do not consider an individual disciplined when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined. (Quote by - Maria Montessori)

The more democratic space we have, the more focused we would be on our domestic problems. Arab governments used the struggle with Israel as an excuse for political oppression, as an excuse for their failure to run the country. (Quote by - Wahid Abdel Meguid)

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. (Quote by - Voltaire)

The occupation and robbery of a nation occurs under the illusion of freeing its citizens from brutal oppression. (Quote by - Ramman Kenoun)

The first step in saving our liberty is to realize how much we have already lost, how we lost it, and how we will continue to lose it unless fundamental political changes occur. (Quote by - James Bovard)

A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves. (Quote by - Bertrand de Jouvenel)

The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

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