Tag Archives: Tyranny

The Squishy Sound of Democracy

The suppression of free speech is a leading indicator of fascism not freedom and certainly not the small r republican values our Founding Fathers advocated in their classical liberalism.  I for one refuse to bend to tyranny from any camp… … Continue reading

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Seeds of Totalitarianism Dispersed

Generally speaking,  we as a people stand for liberty and all its intendent duties and responsibilities.  In this day and age, there has been an increasing move toward surrendering liberties for what we have latched onto as security, be it … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Harder the Conflict, The More Glorious the Triumph

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine in “American Crisis” (1776)    

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Thought For the Day: A Benevolent Tyranny Is Perhaps the Most Oppressive

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.” – C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)        

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First Principles: The Spirit of Encroachment Tends To Consolidate Power In Government Into Despotism

“The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism.” — George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796    

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First Principles: The Advantage of Being Armed Is What Gives the People Our Ultimate Authority

“The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … [T]he advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…” … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Harder the Conflict With Tyranny, The More Glorious Is the Triumph

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”  — Thomas Paine, American Crisis, No. 1, 1776      

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Dancer’s Guillotine

Dancer’s Guillotine by Michael Romani It’s a denunciation of distinction A singularity calling out its fascination The deepest feeling, reeling in my heart The point from which surrealism departs This world is a chaotic scene of violence Shown to you … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 23: In A World Without God

Na/GloPoWriMo Day 23 and the challenge is to write something pertinent to the incorporation of spoken word overheard or part of the fabric of surrounding society.  In that all language more or less falls under these broad categories, I selected … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Propaganda Infused On Children Is Difficult To Uproot

“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”  – Lenin        

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