Friday, May 18, 2012

Liberty Quotes

"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards. On the road to tyranny, we've gone so far that polite political action is about as useless as a miniskirt in a convent." -- Claire Wolfe Source: "101 Things To Do 'Til The Revolution"

"The American notion of freedom transcended the political realm and in fact extended to every major category of human relationships, including those between employer and employee, clergyman and layman, husband and wife, parent and child, public official and citizen. Americans believed that, as of July 4, 1776, all men were created equal, and that any impairment of a man’s equality was destructive of his liberty also." -- David M. Potter (1911-1971) Source: Freedom and Its Limitations in American Life, 1976

"There is no maxim, in my opinion, which is more liable to be misapplied, and which, therefore, more needs elucidation, than the current, that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong." -- James Madison (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President

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