John Stuart MillJohn Stuart Mill, (1806-1873) English philosopher and economist

John Stuart Mill Quote

“And it is not difficult to show, by abundant instances, that to extend the bounds of what may be called moral police, until it encroaches on the most unquestionably legitimate liberty of the individual, is one of the most universal of all human propensities.”

John Stuart MillJohn Stuart Mill
~ John Stuart Mill

On Liberty, by John Stuart Mill, 1859
http://books.google.com.gt/books?id=fBZDXUaOXfUC&pg=PA95&lpg=PA95

Ratings and Comments


J Carlton, Calgary

"Moral police"? Would those be the people who think you can legislate morality into existence? Or stupidity out of existence? These dangerous Idiots resemble very closely the Inquisitors of old Spain. Whatever happened to live and let live?

jim k, Austin, Tx

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of it's victims may be the most oppressive..... It would be better to live under robber barons than omnipotent moral busybodies." C.. Lewis

J Carlton, Calgary

Good one Jim K.

E Archer, NYC

And the justification for 'progressive' taxation is that everyone should pay 'their fair share' -- determined by whom? The moral police. Isn't it painfully ironic that we have put our trust in the most untrustworthy bunch that ever walked the Earth? Morality is truly unknown to those that wish to rule everyone else but themselves.

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