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Necessity Is The Plea For Every Infringement Of Human Freedom

Posted by | July 21st, 2012

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

– William Pitt (Speech in the House of Lords, November 18, 1783)

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  1. Mark Ross Post author

    “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.” – James Madison

    “Good intentions will always be pleaded, for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.” – Daniel Webster

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