Joseph Sobran Quote

“Tyranny seldom announces itself. ...In fact, a tyranny may exist without an individual tyrant. A whole government, even a democratically elected one, may be tyrannical.”

~ Joseph Sobran


Ratings and Comments


Mike, Norwalk

Welcome to the US. In US public schools, tyranny is announced as progressive. In US politics the ass and the elephant double speak and use PC verbage to announce itself. etc., etc., etc.

Me Again
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    Me Again    6/25/08

    I agree with this quote .

    Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

    May all our tyrannies be democratically elected ones. Much better than any other kind so said Winston Churchill.

    J Carlton, Calgary

    Democratically elected tyrannies are all the more pathetic as they make a mockery of the system they portend to be and fools of us all.

    RobertSRQ
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    RobertSRQ    6/25/08

    Tyranny is not just the wielding sword, it can also occur silently when the populous is kept uninformed, uneducated, and propaganda flourishes, when the individual is blinded by fear and insecurity, and when governments and corporations manipulate media. Today this is less likely to take place as many are connected to the internet – but even this can change as it too is now the target of those who wish to keep us under the yoke of suppression.

    E Archer, NYC

    When did We the People ever trust the government to govern itself? Never. When has tyranny ever annouced itself? Never. When can the People stop worrying about the threats to their freedoms and property from government? Never. So quit your whining and stand up against tyranny -- and when they single one of us out, we should come to their aid. Cowards cannot preserve the common man's liberty. We have a powerful tool -- boycotting. It is time we weaned oursleves off of the addictions foisted upon us. Fake health care, fake education, fake representation, fake money, fake news, fake food. Just say no to it all. (Good luck)

    warrdoc, Elk Grove,Ca

    To damn late to worry about it now, the yoke of oppression is upon us and the locking pin has been installed by our very own hands for the promise of manna & security.

    cal, Lewisville

    May be? ?? It is.

    Jim k, Austin

    "Government,even in it's best state,is but a necessary evil, in it's worst state, an intolerable one". Thomas Paine.

    Bill Hastings, Nashville

    Very accurate about todays culture. I agree, we must boycott, tighten the belt and return to traditional Christian values the country was founded upon!

    Mark the Shark, Aurora, CO

    RobertSRQ says that today, fewer folks are likely to be under the MSM propaganda spell; I wholeheartedly agree, BUT - this does not address our most immediate problem - which is, HOW DO WE DEFEND AGAINST AND NEUTRALISE THE CORRUPT EFFECTS OF OUR INTELLECTUALLY-LIBTARDED SHEEPLISH BRETHREN, WHO TIRELESSLY CLAMOUR FOR EVER-MORE GOVT-RUN STATISM??? You can't cure stupid, and you cannot deprogram a liberal zealot - BUMMER.

    DALE WILDER, CHATANOOGA

    WAFFLER IS STILL AS USEFUL AS TITS ON A BOAR!

    DALE WILDER, CHATANOOGA

    "Often the masses are plundered and do not know it."-Frederick Bastiat

    Ronw13, Yachats Or

    What an astute Observation !!

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