all up ons my high hoss

‘I will accept the rules that you feel necessary to your freedom. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.’

‘Man is not the enemy of man but through the medium of a false system of government.’

‘You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.’

‘Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.’

‘The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country.’

‘We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear — fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts, or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer. ‘

‘The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.’

I apologize. This made me angry. Lots of things about the current…standard of government in our civilization make me angry, but I’ll deal with that later.

Also, this is one king-hell of a speech.