Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant.
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
Now those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth, and let me remind you they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyranny.
The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: Not the chance to serve.
[T]he only thing wrong with Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was that it was the South, not the North, that was fighting for a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
People who denounce the free market and voluntary exchange, and are for control and coercion, believe they have more intelligence and superior wisdom to the masses. What’s more, they believe they’ve been ordained to forcibly impose that wisdom on the rest of us. Of course, they have what they consider good reasons for doing so, but every tyrant that has ever existed has had what he believed were good reasons for restricting the liberty of others.
In our country, the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.
If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.
Let me say it bluntly and without fear: Obama, Holder and all their ideological clones – white, brown or black – are nothing more than racialist one-trick ponies. They have no desire to end racism in America – if such a feat were even possible. Their desire is to perpetuate racism for their own political empowerment.
What does that mean for a society, for a democracy, when the people that you elect on the basis of promises can basically suborn the will of the electorate?