Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.
Love didn't grow very well in a place where there was only fear.- Stephen King
The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds...- Gautama Buddha
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.- Joseph Chilton Pearce
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.- Sidney Hook
The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.- Arthur Christopher Benson
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James Bovard was born in Ames, Iowa, USA. He is an American libertarian author and lecturer whose political commentary targets examples of waste, failures, corruption, cronyism and abuses of power in government. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New Republic, Reader's Digest, The American Conservative, and many other publications. His books have been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, and Korean. He has written several books include: The fair trade fraud, Lost rights, Shakedown, Freedom in Chains, Feeling Your Pain, Terrorism and Tyranny, The Bush betrayal, Public Policy Hooligan, and Attention deficit democracy.
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