Quotations on Tyranny

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It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government, the idea that there should not be some tyranny which makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote.
- Todd Akin
(Keywords: Government, Idea, Chance, Tyranny, Vote)

While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.
- Ethan Allen
(Keywords: Nature, Interest, Law, Order, Reason, Tyranny, Will)

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: God, Earth, First, Heaven, Theology, Tyranny, Will)

As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny, we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust.
- Bob Beauprez
(Keywords: People, Hope, End, Forget, Freedom, Suffering, Tyranny, Will)

They know the importance of their mission and of America's commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: America, Commitment, Difference, Freedom, Importance, Mission, Terrorism, Tyranny, World)

We might not object to the statement that Lear deserved to suffer for his folly, selfishness and tyranny; but to assert that he deserved to suffer what he did suffer is to do violence not merely to language but to any healthy moral sense.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Keywords: Folly, Language, Selfishness, Sense, Tyranny, Violence)

Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal of the Great Depression showed the values formed in that crucible when tyranny threatened a world.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: Men, Women, Values, Depression, Tyranny, World, Youth)

I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
- Bliss Carman
(Keywords: Fact, Facts, Investigation, Tyranny, World)

What I find very interesting about the mutual funds managers is that here are people who are the new masters of the universe. They're managing billions, yet they're subject to this quiet daily tyranny of numbers.
- Ron Chernow
(Keywords: People, Managers, Numbers, Quiet, Tyranny, Universe)

It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: Men, Law, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Tyranny, Vice)

It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: Men, Law, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Tyranny, Vice)

The hope and change the Democrats had in mind was nothing more than a retread of the failed and discredited socialist policies that have been the enemy of freedom for centuries all over the world. I fear America is teetering towards tyranny.
- Jim DeMint
(Keywords: Change, Fear, Hope, America, Democrats, Enemy, Freedom, Mind, Nothing, Tyranny, World)

We all want peace. Unfortunately, there are times when peace must be defended by fighting terror and tyranny.
- James H. Douglas
(Keywords: Peace, Fighting, Terror, Tyranny, Want)

The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe, when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy over enslavement and tyranny.
- John Ensign
(Keywords: People, Belief, Act, Chance, Danger, Democracy, Extreme, Liberty, President, Tyranny, Voting, Will)

In the first 50 years of the filibuster, it was used only 35 times. But the last Congress alone had 112 cloture motions filed, plus threats of more. This is the tyranny of the minority.
- Peter Fenn
(Keywords: Congress, First, Minority, Tyranny, Years)

I am confident that in the end freedom and democracy will prevail over terror and tyranny. We will win this war on terror - and when we do Americans, the British, Iraqis, and people around the world will be more secure.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: War, People, Americans, Democracy, End, Freedom, Terror, Tyranny, Will, World)

It's good that the first half of the speech emphasized freedom, because George W. Bush has been the global champion for freedom. As he said, if we don't fight tyranny it will not leave us alone in peace.
- Ernest Istook
(Keywords: Peace, Fight, First, Freedom, Speech, Tyranny, Will)

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: People, Body, Dawn, Day, Evil, Mind, Spirits, Tyranny, Will)

Seventy years ago this November, Vladimir Lenin created the modern totalitarian state, transforming simpler forms of tyranny into history's most sophisticated apparatus of rule by terror.
- Michael Johns
(Keywords: History, State, Terror, Tyranny, Years)

In fact, our monthly trade deficit figure is so huge it equals the entire annual budget of our Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans fought to make us free from foreign tyranny, but the new tyranny is taking a different form.
- Marcy Kaptur
(Keywords: Fact, Trade, Tyranny, Veterans)

America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.
- Peter Kropotkin
(Keywords: Society, America, Country, Freedom, Oppression, Protection, Tyranny, World)

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
- C. S. Lewis
(Keywords: May, Tyranny, Victims)

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
- James Madison
(Keywords: Enemy, Fighting, Land, Oppression, Tyranny, Will)

It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.
- Henry Miller
(Keywords: American, Disease, Tyranny, Vice)

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Keywords: Apathy, Democracy, Public, Tyranny, Welfare)

Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.
- Ben Nicholson
(Keywords: Enemy, Tyranny, Visions)

We don't consider the battle has ended in Afghanistan... The battle has begun and its fires are picking up. These fires will reach the White House, because it is the center of injustice and tyranny.
- Mohammed Omar
(Keywords: Afghanistan, Battle, Injustice, Tyranny, Will)

Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military.
- Bob Riley
(Keywords: Leadership, America, Military, Nations, Now, Oppression, Tyranny, World)

There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.
- Frederick William Robertson
(Keywords: Fraud, Hypocrisy, Mercy, Tyranny, World)

In the laws of the land, she has no rights; in government she has no voice. And in spite of another principle recognized in this Republic, namely, that 'taxation without representation is tyranny,' she is taxed without being represented.
- Ernestine Rose
(Keywords: Government, Being, Rights, Land, Laws, Tyranny, Voice)

In a world without the law of God, you have chaos, oppression, tyranny, and everyone doing what is right in their own eyes.
- Randall Terry
(Keywords: God, Chaos, Eyes, Law, Oppression, Right, Tyranny, World)

For centuries, the world has heard the oppressed, the downtrodden and the vulnerable cry out for their freedoms, for their rights and for a chance to emerge from the shadows of the tyranny and bloodshed that they had lived with.
- Ginny B. Waite
(Keywords: Chance, Rights, Shadows, Tyranny, World)

Those are serious questions of war and peace, of freedom or tyranny, whether or not there is ever going to be a hope of us instilling some democratic systems in a part of the world that frankly is breeding hate and destruction directed right at us.
- Zach Wamp
(Keywords: War, Peace, Hope, Breeding, Destruction, Freedom, Hate, Questions, Right, Tyranny, World)

Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore be directed to this noble purpose, and then all the objections urged against it by jealous tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish.
- Adam Weishaupt
(Keywords: Purpose, Circumstance, Constitution, Superstition, Tyranny, Will)

For reforms ameliorate the situation of the working class, they lighten the weight of the chains labour is burdened with by capitalism, but they are not sufficient to crush capitalism and to emancipate the workers from their tyranny.
- Clara Zetkin
(Keywords: Capitalism, Class, Tyranny, Weight, Workers)









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