"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Quoted Again

Whaddya know!  I was quoted again by Kevin Baker over at Smallest Minority

Here it is:

It's one thing to live among a populace that sees someone across an ocean as your enemy, it's another thing entirely to know that there's a 50% chance that every person you see day to day would be more than happy to use the government to crush you and take your stuff and give it to them, and are too damned stupid to realize that such action will eventually crush them as well.

Unfortunately it is true.  We have gotten this way through the indoctrination of the government schools and universities.  People tend toward laziness and politicians love taking advantage of that.  But let me give you another quote from the great Samuel Adams, a founding father who spoke eloquently to persuade his fellow colonists of the necessity of breaking away from the English tyranny.  This is just part of what he said in Congress while arguing for the independence of these United States.

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms.  Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you.  May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." 

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