Democracy is not freedom.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch.
Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.
— James Bovard, “Individual Rights“, Sacramento Bee (1994)
Posted by kazvorpal on August 2, 2010 in Humor, Philosophy, Politics
Tags: civil liberties, constitution, democracy, elections, fox in the henhouse, freedom, individual rights, james bovard, libertarian, liberty, majority rule, natural rights, philosophy, Politics, republic, rights, sacramento bee, tyranny of the majority, vote, wolves
Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him?
– Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address (1801)
Posted by kazvorpal on August 24, 2009 in Politics
Tags: constitution, divine right, founding father, founding fathers, freedom, government, history, jefferson, kings, liberty, Politics, quotation, quotations, quote, quotes, republic, thomas jefferson, tyranny
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