Monday, May 6, 2013

Obama says students should ignore "these voices"

"Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can’t be trusted."-President Obama...

Some of the folks who have warned about tyranny just lurking around the corner include this band of extremists, nut jobs, crazies.......
Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”- Thomas Jefferson.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. ~Abraham Lincoln

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. ~George Washington
Others on Tyranny.....
Albert Calmus-The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience

Edmund Burke- “Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.” Charles de Montesquieu-“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.”