Quotes of the Day

October 11, 2006 at 7:03 pm | Posted in American politics, Cheney, Democracy, freedom | Leave a comment

Several quotes of importance as we ponder on who to vote for in November. Think about which party really is taking away your freedom and which one is really defending it.

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

William Pitt

“Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of power. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.”

— Daniel Webster

“The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes.”

— Thomas Paine

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

Found from this site which has numerous more quotes.

Finally, the irony, from Mr. Cheney:

“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.”

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