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Tom Paine, “Common Sense” 1776

“O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia, and Africa, have long expelled her. Europe regards her like a stranger, and England

Andrew Jackson

“I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.”

Simon Wiesenthal

“What connects two thousand years of genocide? Too much power in too few hands.”

President Gerald Ford

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

P.J. O’Rourke

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”

Thomas Jefferson, 1785

“My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy.”

Montesquieu

“Government should be set up so that no man need be afraid of another.”

Frederick Douglass

“No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.”

Ammon Hennacy

“I’m not trying to change the world. I’m trying to stop the world from changing me.”

Daniel Webster

“There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.”

John Hay

“The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.”

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