May 12, 2009

'better to trust the many'

"Only a large-scale popular movement toward decentralization and self-help can arrest the present tendency toward statism...A really efficienttotalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers." Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) Author; Forward to 'Brave New World', 1932

". . .government is instituted for the protection, safety, and happiness ofthe people, and not for profit, honour, or private interest of any man, family, or class of men...the origin of all power is in the people, and they have an incontestable right to check the creatures of their own creation, vested with certain powers to guard the life, liberty and property of the community..." Mercy Otis Warren 1728-1814, poet, historian, patriot, and advocate of the Bill of Rights

"I would be better to trust the many than the few, who are infected with the plague of self-interest and selfishness." Tom Paine (1737-1809) from "The Rights of Man".

Parade of Quotes compliments of Information Clearing House.
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