May 29, 2009

Some words from Montesquieu, Mencken, and Jefferson

"The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded." C. L. De Montesquieu [Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat] (1689-1755) Baron de Montesquieu, Source: The Spirit of the Laws, VIII, 1752

"I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave." H.L. Mencken

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government." Thomas Jefferson

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