Carved at the base of the dome, interior of the Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D. If the present moment be lost, every future effort is in vain; and your threats then will be as empty as your entreaties now. Power without authority is tyranny. I suppose this: first, that they have done us no harm; next, that they have no power whatever of resistance; it is the cowardice and tyranny of which they are the victims which make their sufferings so especially touching. Actors change, but the course of the tragedy remains the same. On the whole the English intelligentsia have opposed Hitler, but only at the price of accepting Stalin.
The sight of a millionaire is seldom, in the ordinary sense, an enchanting sight: nevertheless, he is in his way an enchanter. At least he is fascinating to rabbits; and so is the millionaire to the rabbit-witted sort of people that ladies and gentlemen have allowed themselves to become. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles. Founding Father Quote I am a friend to righteous government, to a government founded upon the principles of reason and justice; but I glory in publicly avowing my eternal enmity to tyranny. A despot is not more tolerable for his many heads.
Does the fault lie in men's hypocrisy or in the nature of the principle? It is not true that the masses are always right and know the means for attaining the ends aimed at. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution Stanford Law Books: 2014 , p. They may be more likely to go to yet at the same time likelier to make a of. Tyranny, like , is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
To do this we need to maintain the hosting, purchase advertising, and content for the site. And the tigers are getting hungry. The Statesman's Book of John of Salisbury. . Monarchy premises political power on family lineage—royal birth.
If you are caught committing such crimes in detail you are punished and disgraced; sacrilege, kidnapping, burglary, fraud, theft are the names we give to such petty forms of wrongdoing. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. This article about is a. And since human nature doesn't change, we shouldn't be too surprised to find that history provides a useful guide in answering them. And so it is with the modern tyrant, the great employer. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
The writer doubles and trebles the power of his writing when a ruler imposes silence on the people. Never has a flock of instilled the of its number upon the that craftily them, caring for no right other than that of his. But killing one tyrant only makes way for worse, unless the people have sense, spirit and honesty enough to establish and support a constitution guarded at all points against the tyranny of the one, the few, and the many. But this is tyranny still, and it can make for harsh forms of domination. And if resistance is less heroic than in totalitarian states, it is hardly less important.
There is simply no room left for 'freedom from the tyranny of government' since city dwellers depend on it for food, power, water, transportation, protection, and welfare. Faces along the bar Cling to their average day: The lights must never go out, The music must always play, All the conventions conspire To make this fort assume The furniture of home; Lest we should see where we are, Lost in a haunted wood, Children afraid of the night Who have never been happy or good. Is the present system, which the British administration have adopted for the government of the colonies, a righteous government - or is it tyranny? Democracy guarantees a system of government in accordance with the wishes and plans of the majority. Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Founding Father Quote This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe. Articulo, Manila, Philippines: Rex Book Store, 2008 , 315.
If a majority is not entitled to do so, then it is thereby deprived of its rights; but if a majority is entitled to do so, then it can deprive the minority of its rights. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons to whom it doesn't belong. Then abolish that law without delay. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. Now what is it moves our very heart and sickens us so much as cruelty shown to poor brutes? Founding Father Quote They will always claim a right of using and enjoying the fruits of their honest industry, unrestrained by any ideal principles of government, and will gather estates for themselves and children without regarding the whimsical impropriety of being richer than their neighbors.
As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other. These are rights which freemen will never consent to relinquish, and after fighting for deliverance from one species of tyranny, it would be unreasonable to expect they should tamely acquiesce under another. The Hitlers are replaced by men of power and wealth. Why should the law refuse its protection to any sensitive being? Hay que armarse, pero no de un voto inútil, que siempre valdrá tanto como el tirano quiere, sino de armas efectivas y menos candorosas cuyo uso nos traiga la evolución ascendente y no la regresiva que preconizan los luchadores pacifistas. Basic Verities, Prose and Poetry New York: Pantheon, 1943 p.
Most of them are perfectly ready for dictatorial methods, secret police, systematic falsification of history, etc. Oxford translation revised by Buckley. The right to freedom being the gift of Almighty God, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave. Let the despot govern by terror his brutalized subjects; he is right, as a despot. The Pulpit of the American Revolution New York: Sheldon, 1860 pp. But majorities aren't always perfectly logical. But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Certainly, plutocracy is less frightening than totalitarianism; resistance is less dangerous.