dictatorship

A Quote by George H. Allen on communism, dictatorship, people, power, and trust

Today the primary threat to the liberties of the American people comes not from communism, foreign tyrants or dictators. It comes from the tendency on our own shores to centralize power, to trust bureaucracies rather than people.

George H. Allen (1922 - 1990)

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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 General Dwight David Eisenhower on acceptance, citizenship, dictatorship, exercise, government, kindness, life, opportunity, readiness, and thought

There is a kind of dictatorship that can come about through a creeping paralysis of thought, readiness to accept paternalistic measures by government, and along with those measures comes a surrender of our own responsibilities and therefore a surrender of our own thought over our own lives and our own right to exercise the vote. The free system gives the right to every citizen to do something for himself. Because he has the right, the opportunity is always there.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by Dr. Harvey N. Davis on achievement, belief, dictatorship, history, life, mankind, thinking, weakness, and world

In the long run I firmly believe only one answer can emerge. Always before, in world history, the frailty and weakness which the dictator has postulated in the masses of mankind has finally been uncovered in himself by the inexorable march of events, and the world as a whole has somehow managed to achieve, over the years, continually higher and nobler modes of thinking and of living.

Dr. Harvey N. Davis

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A Quote by Alexander Tyler on age, democracy, dictatorship, government, majorities, and world

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse form the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

Alexander Tyler

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on dictatorship, men, and worship

So long as men worship dictators, Caesars and Napoleons will arise to make them miserable.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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