Sunday, July 19, 2009


I present for you today several quotes, arranged so as to provide contrast between proponents of Liberty against a proponent of Tyranny. I do so in the spirit of the following quote by George Orwell: "In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” --Barry Goldwater

“Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism” --Barry Goldwater

"A nation ceases to be republican...when the will of the majority ceases to be the law." --Thomas Jefferson

"The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society." --Thomas Jefferson

“Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.” --Barry Goldwater

"I won." --Barack Obama

To those who would engage the power of the Federal Government to achieve "change" wrought of envy, driven by a thirst for power, and aggrandized through the use of mischief and deceit, a warning: "Do not press a desperate enemy" --Sun Tzu


1 comment:

Old NFO said...

The final quote is "most" appropriate!