Skip to comments.'Politicians SHOULD be afraid of the people!' says dangerous US radical politician
Posted on 01/10/2011 10:20:54 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
His name was Thomas Jefferson, third US president and the principal author of the US Declaration of Independence. The full quote goes like this:
When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.
Its in this context that we need to examine or rather dismiss with proper contempt the attempts by the American left (and, come to that, the European left) to co-opt the senseless, deranged killing of a 9-year old girl and five others in Arizona into its ongoing campaign to silence its political opponents.
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” This is why youll so rarely hear the liberal-left arguing its case on the basis of facts or hard evidence. Instead, when its not emotionally blackmailing us with false sentiment, its busy besmirching the name of its opponents by making out that the reason they think they do is not because theyve thought long and hard about the world and seen it as it is but because theyre evil.”
“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”
Jefferson’s rhetoric was dangerously radical. One should read “The Long Goodby” by Conor Cruise O’Brien which chronicles his fanatic support of the French Revolution if they doubt this.
I have occasionally chuckled at “Lone Star Planet” (aka “A Planet for Texans”) by my favorite author, H. Beam Piper, and thought that we should adopt several principles from this tome.
However, this scumbag would still be hanged because he killed some bystanders.
I like this guy. Very well written and a great sense of humor.
Every time this stuff happens someone always starts citing Jefferson.
You make that sound as though that's a negative.