Democracy Held Hostage
Changing of the Guard of Democracy
In July of 64 A.D., a great fire ravaged Rome for six days, destroying 70 percent of the city and leaving half its population homeless. According to a well-known expression, Rome’s emperor at the time, the decadent and unpopular Nero, “fiddled while Rome burned.” The expression has a double meaning: Not only did Nero play (Golf )while his people suffered, but he was an ineffectual leader in a time of crisis.
You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Albert Einstein – Force always attracts men of low morality, and I believe it to be an invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels.
Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perennially rejuvenated illusions.
A tyranny based on … deception and maintained by terror must inevitably perish from the poison it generates within itself.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.