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when the people rule the govt. there is liberty, when the govt. rules the people there is tyranny! You agree?

-by Thomas Paine himself showed on Hannity

 
2mothershelpers

Asked by 2mothershelpers at 12:53 AM on Aug. 14, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes I do agree! The reason our forefathers came to this country was to escape tyranny. Our elected officials need to be reminded they work for US. We put them in office and we can take them OUT! The arrogance that has taken over on Capitol Hill is disgusting. The see bammy thinking he's above the law and get the mistaken idea they are too. They've awakened the sleeping giant and are seeing that we're a force to be reckoned with. If they go against the will of the people, the people are going to make sure they won't see another term in office.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:21 PM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • as far as the last president it was basically a huge tyranny
    but sometimes not, it just depends
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • do u even have kids?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Teddy Roosevelt!!!!!!! anon :56 don't you ever read history. Teddy Roosevelt said that quote. Yes, I believe he was correct.


    when the people rule the govt. there is liberty, A government that exist for and by the people means the people are free with liberties


    when the govt. rules the people there is tyranny The government is totaly in charge and rules over the people smothering liberties and leaving only tyranny.


    Go Teddy!!!!

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 1:10 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Liberty never came from government. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)
    Speech in New York, September 9, 1912

    Here's another for you. I think Teddy Roosevelt said the first quote. I'm looking for it.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 1:14 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • Quote from Theodore Roosevelt


    "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. ... Every man who parrots the cry of “stand by the President” without adding the proviso “so far as he serves the Republic” takes an attitude as essentially unmanly as that of any Stuart royalist who championed the doctrine that the King could do no wrong. No self-respecting and intelligent free man could take such an attitude."

    Well, I think he said it best.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 1:19 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    We were both wrong! ha ha ha
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 1:24 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • In matters of Power, let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution
    One of my favorite Thomas Jefferson quotes
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 1:32 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.
    – Patrick Henry
    Another fave!
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 1:32 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

  • We have our voice in our Vote.
    We elect these ppl to represent ALL of us. Not just the right or the left, BOTH
    I know that's a hard concept for many to understand.
    The whole being better than the sum of its parts. Sometimes it seems we are all just of bunch of spolied brats. If the officials are not doing exactly what we want, we're angry and agitated. How realistic is that approach? Do you give in to your children when they throw tantrums? What if they revolted against you?

    Anybody read Lord of the Flies lately?
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 2:00 AM on Aug. 14, 2009

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