authority

A Quote by Frank I. Cobb on authority, freedom, and people

The Bill of Rights is a born rebel. It reeks with sedition. In every clause it shakes its fist in the face of constituted authority. . . . it is the one guaranty of human freedom to the American people.

Frank I. Cobb

Source: 1920, In La Follette’s Magazine

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A Quote by Ferdinand Columbus on authority, awareness, belief, discovery, earth, giving, inspiration, learning, men, reason, and world

Every schoolchild knows that Columbus set out across the sea to prove that the world was round. But the belief in a spherical earth had a long and illustrious pedigree, as Columbus himself was well aware. . . . "The second reason that inspired the Admiral [Columbus] to launch his enterprise and helped justify his giving the name 'Indies' to the lands which he discovered was the authority of many learned men who said that one could sail westward from the western end of Africa and Spain to the eastern end of India, and that no great sea lay between."

Ferdinand Columbus (1488 - 1539)

Source: The Life of the Admiral Christopher Columbus, ca., 1539, used by historian Las Casas

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A Quote by Ethan Allen on authority and congress

Captain Delaplace, Commandant at Fort Ticonderoga, New York, on May 10, 1775, gazed at Allen in bewildered astonishment. "By whose authority do you act?" exclaimed he. "In the name of the great Jehovah, and the Continental Congress!" replied Allen.

Ethan Allen (1738 - 1789)

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on authority, exercise, and jobs

In their nomination to office they will not appoint to the exercise of authority as to a pitiful job, but as to a holy function.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 356.

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A Quote by Edgar Z. Friedenberg on acceptance, authority, certainty, commitment, people, and violence

Not only do most people accept violence if it is perpetuated by legitimate authority, they also regard violence against certain kinds of people as inherently legitimate, no matter who commits it.

Edgar Z. Friedenberg

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A Quote by Ed Crane on america, authority, dictatorship, fascism, history, majorities, mankind, people, and religion

The history of mankind is a history of the subjugation and exploitation of a great majority of people by an elite few by what has been appropriately termed the 'ruling class'. The ruling class has many manifestations. It can take the form of a religious orthodoxy, a monarchy, a dictatorship of the proletariat, outright fascism, or, in the case of the United States, corporate statism. In each instance the ruling class relies on academics, scholars and 'experts' to legitimize and provide moral authority for its hegemony over the masses.

Ed Crane

Source: 1986

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on authority, guidance, meditation, profit, spirituality, and worship

In our worship there are two elements; one is spiritual communion arising from our own meditation; the other, instruction from others, particularly from those who have authority to guide and instruct us. Of the two, the more profitable introspectively is meditation.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference report, April 1967, p. 85

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A Quote by Clarence Thomas on argument, authority, certainty, congress, constitution, exercise, existence, freedom, government, limitations, nature, possessions, religion, sales, and speech

The Constitution, in addition to delegating certain enumerated powers to Congress, places whole areas outside the reach of Congress' regulatory authority. The First Amendment, for example, is fittingly celebrated for preventing Congress from "prohibiting the free exercise" of religion or "abridging the freedom of speech." The Second Amendment similarly appears to contain an express limitation on the government's authority....This Court has not had recent occasion to consider the nature of the substantive right safeguarded by the Second Amendment. If, however, the Second Amendment is read to confer a personal right to "keep and bear arms," a colorable argument exists that the Federal Government's regulatory scheme, at least as it pertains to the purely intrastate sale or possession of firearms, runs afoul of that Amendment's protections.

Clarence Thomas

Source: 1997, Concurrence, Printz v. United States

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on age, authority, value, and youth

Old age, especially an honored old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Christopher Columbus on authority, water, and world

I have always read that the world, both land and water, was spherical, as the authority and researches of Ptolemy and all the others who have written on this subject demonstrate and prove, as do the eclipses of the moon and other experiments that are made from east to west, and the elevation of the North Star from north to south.

Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506)

Source: Letter to the Sovereigns on the Third Voyage, October 18, 1498

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