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The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression. (Quote by - Henry Louis Mencken)

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at (Quote by - Henry Louis Mencken)

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears. (Quote by - Louis D. Brandeis)

There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it. (Quote by - Christopher Darlington Morley)

Small groups or communities may be far more oppressive to the individual than larger ones. Men are in many ways freer in large cities than in small villages. (Quote by - Morris R. Cohen)

A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression. (Quote by - Joel Barlow)

The convoluted wording of legalisms grew up around the necessity to hide from ourselves the violence we intend toward each other. Between depriving a man of one hour from his life and depriving him of his life there exists only a difference of degree. You have done violence to him, consumed his energy. (Quote by - Frank Herbert)

The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience. (Quote by - Albert Camus)

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. (Quote by - Plato)

Even today a crude sort of persecution is all that is required to create an honorable name for any sect, no matter how indifferent in itself. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

Because we fear the responsibility for our actions, we have allowed ourselves to develop the mentality of slaves. Contrary to the stirring sentiments of the Declaration of Independence, we now pledge "our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor" not to one another for our mutual protection, but to the state, whose actions continue to exploit, despoil, and destroy us. (Quote by - Butler D. Shaffer)

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. (Quote by - Albert Camus)

The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honour you can bestow on him. It means that you recognise his superiority to yourself. (Quote by - Joseph Sobran)

Why not include a provision that everybody shall, in good weather, hunt on his own land and catch fish in rivers that are public property and that Congress shall never restrain any inhabitant of America from eating and drinking, at seasonable times, or prevent his lying on his left side, in a long winter's night, or even on his back, when he is fatigued by lying on his right. (Quote by - Noah Webster)

Together we have travelled a long road to be where we are today. This has been a road of struggle against colonial and apartheid oppression. (Quote by - Thabo Mbeki)

At Waco, was there really an urgency to get those people out of the compound at that particular time? Was the press going to make it look heroic for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms? At Ruby Ridge, there was one guy in a cabin at the top of the mountain. Was it necessary for federal agents to go up there and shoot a 14-year-old in the back and shoot a woman with a child in her arms? What kind of mentality does that? (Quote by - Clint Eastwood)

In a world without the law of God, you have chaos, oppression, tyranny, and everyone doing what is right in their own eyes. (Quote by - Randall Terry)

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. (Quote by - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)

Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another's might. (Quote by - Aeschylus)

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. (Quote by - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more if they had known they were slaves. (Quote by - Harriet Tubman)

Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism as it is a merge of state and corporate power. (Quote by - Benito Mussolini)

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. (Quote by - Laurence J. Peter)

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

Do not be misled by the fact that you are at liberty and relatively free; that for the moment you are not under lock and key: you have simply been granted a reprieve. (Quote by - Ryszard Kapuscinski)


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