Angående FRA omröstningen

2009-10-16 av neocreo

Jag har hållt käft om detta och det behandlas mer ingående på andra bloggar.
Däremot tänker jag här göra klart min ståndpunkt genom att helt enkelt citera en av mina favoritpersoner

”A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”

”All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. ”

”All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression. ”

”An injured friend is the bitterest of foes. ”

”Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”

”Don’t talk about what you have done or what you are going to do. ”

”Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. ”

”Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. ”

”Every generation needs a new revolution. ”

”Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories. ”

”Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. ”

”For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security. ”

”History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is. ”

”I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion. ”

”I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way. ”

”I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it. ”

och som avslutning
“Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government…”
– Thomas Jefferson

Varför har inte vi politiker som tänker som denne man?

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