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An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation. (Quote by - Justice John Marshall)

Oppression is allowed to survive because people don't like to talk about it or about acts like what happened. We're hoping to counter some of that with the help of this banner. (Quote by - Tim Gordon)

The witch-hunt was a perverse manifestation of the panic which set in among all classes when the balance began to turn toward greater individual freedom. The witch-hunt was not, however, a mere repression. It was also, and as importantly, a long overdue opportunity for everyone so inclined to express publicly his guilt and sins, under the cover of accusations against the victims. (Quote by - Arthur Miller)

Coming out, all the way out, is offered more and more as the political solution to our oppression. (Quote by - Jane Rule)

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression. (Quote by - Malcolm X)

It is not conclusive proof of a doctrin s correctness that its adversaries use the police, the hangman, and violent mobs to fight it. But it is a proof of the fact that those taking recourse to violent oppression are in their subconscious convinced of the untenability of their own doctrines. (Quote by - Ludwig Von Mises)

The public must be put in its place, so that it may exercise its own powers, but no less and perhaps even more, so that each of us may live free of the trampling and the roar of a bewildered herd. (Quote by - Walter Lippmann)

The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it. (Quote by - Herbert Marcuse)

There can be no peace as long as there is grinding poverty, social injustice, inequality, oppression, environmental degradation, and as long as the weak and small continue to be trodden by the mighty and powerful. (Quote by - Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama)

Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. (Quote by - Neil A. McDonald)

For black folks, the Confederate flag represents the same thing that the Nazi flag represents to the Jews. There is absolutely no difference when we look at it. Now, white folks try to explain it away like, 'Oh, it's OK.' But when you're black, it is not OK. It represents oppression and murder. (Quote by - Ken Page)

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. (Quote by - Noah Webster)

Only oppression should fear the full exercise of freedom. (Quote by - Jose Marti y Perez)

Usually, when people talk about the strength of black women . . . . they ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression, that endurance is not to be confused with transformation. (Quote by - Bell Hooks)

Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (adminstrators) too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

If you think the country is a bastion only of nasty tendencies and racism and oppression, that is anti-American. (Quote by - Rich Lowry)

According to Gestapo record they had little need to engage in direct spying on the citizens since the citizens themselves were more than willing to do their spying for them. (Quote by - Kort E. Patterson)

The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors. (Quote by - Meridel Le Sueur)

It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Nature in darkness groans and men are bound to sullen contemplation in the night: restless they turn on beds of sorrow; in their inmost brain feeling the crushing wheels, they rise, they write the bitter words of stern philosophy and knead the bread of knowledge with tears and groans. (Quote by - William Blake)

He was firmly opposed to oppression and he recognized God in everyone. (Quote by - Brian Young)

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man. (Quote by - Publius Cornelius Tacitus)

A State which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands -- even for beneficial purposes -- will find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished. (Quote by - John Stuart Mill)

But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression. (Quote by - John Locke)

I know no class of my fellowmen, however just, enlightened, and humane, which can be wisely and safely trusted absolutely with the liberties of any other class. (Quote by - Frederick Douglass)

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