Soft tyranny

We have never lived in a “Constitutional Republic”.

by Rick Olson March 25, 2013

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”—Thomas Jefferson These very words were not spoken…but put in writing on during an email exchange between house reps. Representative David B. Karrick, DemocRAT, Merrimack District 25, Warner stated in the Palm Sunday email: “We have never lived […]

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The Battle Of Athens…Tennesee

by Rick Olson January 16, 2013

“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy”  —Charles de Montesquieu [Art.] 10. [Right of Revolution.] Government being instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and not for the private interest or emolument of […]

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The Embrace of Administrative Despotism – A Notable Quote

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2012

Our contemporaries are constantly excited by two conflicting passions; they want to be led, and they wish to remain free.  As they can not destroy either the one or the other of these contrary propensities, they strive to satisfy them both at once.  They devise a sole, tutelary, and all powerful from of government, but […]

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