Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin, (1909-1997) Russian-British social and political theorist, philosopher, historian

Isaiah Berlin Quote

“The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds.”

Isaiah BerlinIsaiah Berlin
~ Isaiah Berlin

Liberty, 1981

Ratings and Comments

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CAP    8/10/05

So be I am.Come silence me.

Bill the Libertarian, Sarasota, FL

The USAPATRIOT Act provides that the Attorney General and the Secretary of State the unilateral power to designate domestic groups, including political and religious organizations, as "terrorist organizations." (Section 411- look it up). . Remember that this legislation was first drafted in 1998 before crying "BUSH" and you'll realize that the seeds of federal totalitarianism are rooted firmly in the nourishing power of the Washington D.C. bureaucracy. There is no difference between the results of Democrat policy and Republican policy; both result in more federal power and less individual freedom.

jim k, austin

Right on Bill.

J Carlton, Calgary

Every administration is responsible for the deteriorating state of our freedoms and liberties.
They are no longer "our" government.

cal, l
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cal, l    1/2/13

It is not just the government doing this. When one stands alone as Ron Paul did and still does, the voters call him "radical" and "out of date."

BMW, Andrews

If Ron Paul was out of date, then so were our founders. Paul aligns himself with those who established America - Obama is working hard to make America un-American

E Archer, NYC

The real battle is within.


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