Friday, February 11, 2005


Government and Tyranny
February 8, 2005, 12:34 pm
Just looking at some quotes from the brilliant minds of history and comparing them to Dubya`s musings, you start to see a worrying trend.The final quote from Scottish historian Sir Alex Fraser Tytler is perhaps the most worrying, when applied to the USA today.. The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion. George Washington "I've heard the call. I believe God wants me to run for president." - George Bush "I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn’t do my job." - George Bush "And we base it, our history, and our decision making, our future, on solid values. The first value is, we're all God's children" - George Bush "I wouldn't pick a judge who said that the Pledge of Allegiance couldn't be said in a school because it had the words 'under God'' in it. I think that's an example of a judge allowing personal opinion to enter into the decision-making process, as opposed to strict interpretation of the Constitution" - George Bush "We need common-sense judges who understand our rights were derived from God," - George Bush This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector. Plato "I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch" - George Bush "I will never relent in defending America - whatever it takes" - George Bush "As a matter of fact, when we gave [Saddam Hussein] the final chance, he continued to deceive and evade. So I have a choice to make at this point in our history. Do I forget the lessons of September the 11th and take the word of a madman, or do I take action to defend this country?"- George Bush If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. James Madison The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home. James Madison "America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud" - George Bush "In the war on terror, you have fought enemies' freedom -- freedom's enemies from the caves and mountains of Afghanistan to the deserts and cities of Iraq" - George Bush. "Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure" - George Bush Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it. Woodrow Wilson "The Patriot Act defends our liberty." - George Bush Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. Plato "We exercise power without conquest, and we sacrifice for the liberty of strangers" - George Bush "I believe in the transformational power of liberty"- George Bush "The best way to defeat them is to never waver, to be strong, to use every asset at our disposal, to constantly stay on the offensive and, at the same time, spread liberty" - George Bush As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything. Pierre de Beaumarchais Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press. Hugo L. Black Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell. Hugo L. Black Media "Distortions" The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections. Lord Acton The 2004 US Elections: The Mother of all Vote Frauds I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system. Naom Chomsky "It would be a heck of a lot easier to be a dictator than work in a democracy" - George Bush "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier... just so long as I'm the dictator" - George Bush " It's not a dictatorship in Washington, but I tried to make it one in that instance. We are beginning to see some success in opening up federal coffers for faith-based programs" - George Bush Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear . Harry S. Truman "Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." - George Bush The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny. Hugo L. Black When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives. Robert A. Heinlein See any of the below sites for Dubya`s Patriot Act 1 and 11 The Revolution of 1800 and the USA PATRIOT Act WRH Prison Planet RENSE A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess of the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence:from bondage to spiritual faith;from spiritual faith to great courage;from courage to liberty;from liberty to abundance;from abundance to selfishness;from selfishness to complacency;from complacency to apathy;from apathy to dependency;from dependency back again to bondage. Sir Alex Fraser Tytler Links to this blog are welcome. Peace

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