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Don’t Sell Liberty for Safety <– Ben Franklin


"Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor Liberty to purchase power." -- they trot out the terror bogeyman simply to increase their power over you, through fear

   

Those who would give up Essential Liberty

to purchase a little Temporary Safety,

deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

— Benjamin Franklin, motto for An Historical Review of the Constitution and Government of Pennsylvania

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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Liberty, Politics

 

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Politicians SHOULD Be Afraid <- Barnhill


There is a recent push to censor political speech like the above picture, ban guns, et cetera, to "protect politicians"...but crazed maniacs aside, their fear is healthy for liberty

Where the people fear the government you have tyranny.

Where the government fears the people you have liberty.

— John Basil Barnhill, Indictment of Socialism (#3), transcript of Barnhill-Tichenor Debate on Socialism (1914)

JEFFERSON NEVER SAID THIS. That’s right. We’re eventually going to come out with a list of false attributions we’ve discovered while trying to source them for our own use.
 
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Posted by on January 20, 2011 in Politics, Quotations

 

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Wagging the Dog <- Plato


boogeymanWhen the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
Plato (Aristocles, son of Ariston) , “The Republic


But Now You Know:

The Global War on Terror is a Lie

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2009 in Foreign Policy, Politics

 

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