The battle to make the state all-powerful is one that has haunted us since Thomas Paine uttered these words,
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
–Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4,1777
Thanks to Harvey for the cartoon!
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure.”
~ Thomas Jefferson
“Representative government and trial by jury are the heart and lungs of liberty. Without them we have no other fortification against being ridden like horses, fleeced like sheep, worked like cattle, and fed and clothed like swine and hounds.”
~ John Adams, 1774