Monday, March 22, 2010

Quotes

"A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally co...llapse..." Alexander Tyler (history professor at The University of Edinburgh), in 1787

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.-- Samuel... Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776
 

 "Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations" James Madison 1788

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. ~Abraham Lincoln

 

1 comment:

Medical Transcription said...

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace...This is quite well explained.