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47 Authoritarian Government Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Authoritarian Government Sayings By Jim Garrison: In recent years ... forces have developed in our government over which we have no In recent years ... forces have developed in our government over which we have no control, and these forces have an authoritarian approach to justice - meaning, they tell you what justice is. — Jim Garrison
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Authoritarian Government Sayings By Doug LaMalfa: University of California students can look forward to the same authoritarian management style Secretary Napolitano University of California students can look forward to the same authoritarian management style Secretary Napolitano brought to the Department of Homeland Security, hardly a bastion of free speech and open government. — Doug LaMalfa
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Authoritarian Government Sayings By Francis A. Schaeffer: To make no decision in regard to the growth of authoritarian government is already a To make no decision in regard to the growth of authoritarian government is already a decision for it. — Francis A. Schaeffer
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Authoritarian Government Sayings By Tom L. Johnson: Public schools are government-established, politician- and bureaucrat-controlled, fully politicized, taxpayer-supported, authoritarian socialist institutions. In fact, Public schools are government-established, politician- and bureaucrat-controlled, fully politicized, taxpayer-supported, authoritarian socialist institutions. In fact, the public-school system is one of the purest examples of socialism existing in America. — Tom L. Johnson
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Authoritarian Government Sayings By Richard Heinberg: As political theorist Michael Parenti points out, historians often overlook Fascism's economic agendathe partnership between As political theorist Michael Parenti points out, historians often overlook Fascism's economic agenda
the partnership between Big Capital and Big Government
in their analysis of its authoritarian social program. Indeed, according to Bertram Gross in his startlingly prescient Friendly Fascism (1980), it is possible to achieve fascist goals within an ostensibly democratic society. — Richard Heinberg
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Authoritarian Government Sayings By Ian Bremmer: Authoritarian governments are now trying to ensure that the increasingly free flow of ideas and Authoritarian governments are now trying to ensure that the increasingly free flow of ideas and information through cyberspace fuels their economies without threatening their political power. — Ian Bremmer
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Authoritarian Government Sayings By Rush Limbaugh: Obama might think of himself as one, but he is not a dictator. We are Obama might think of himself as one, but he is not a dictator. We are not a banana republic yet. This is not an authoritarian form of government. This is a constitutional republic, and the president doesn't allow or disallow. The president can't buy or purchase. — Rush Limbaugh
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Authoritarian Government Sayings By Eskinder Nega: I've never conspired to overthrow the government; all I did was report on the Arab I've never conspired to overthrow the government; all I did was report on the Arab Spring and suggest that something similar might happen in Ethiopia if the authoritarian regime didn't reform. — Eskinder Nega
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Authoritarian Government Sayings By Ron Paul: We now have a president who draws up kill lists of those individuals he believes We now have a president who draws up kill lists of those individuals he believes should be assassinated - and the killings are carried out around the world by drones and other means. Snowden's life is endangered but much less so now that public opinion has swung in his favor. But that's a far cry from believing it's safe for him to return to United States or that he would have a fair trial in America. Sadly, truth comes with great cost and risk. The more authoritarian the government, the greater its hostility toward truth telling. — Ron Paul
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Authoritarian Government Sayings By Francis A. Schaeffer: When this happens, as it is today, then, to quote Eric Hoffer, "When freedom destroys When this happens, as it is today, then, to quote Eric Hoffer, "When freedom destroys order, the yearning for order will destroy freedom."
At that point the words left or right will make no difference. They are only two roads to the same end. There is no difference between authoritarian government from the right or the left: the results are the same. An elite, an authoritarianism as such, will gradually force form on society so that it will not go on to chaos. And most people will accept it - from the desire for personal peace and affluence, from apathy, and from the yearning for order to assure the functioning of some political system, business, and the affairs of daily life. That is just what Rome did with Caesar Augustus — Francis A. Schaeffer
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Authoritarian Government Sayings By Francis A. Schaeffer: If we as Christians do not speak out as authoritarian governments grow from within or If we as Christians do not speak out as authoritarian governments grow from within or come from outside, eventually we or our children will be the enemy of society and the state. No truly authoritarian government can tolerate those who have real absolute by which to judge its arbitrary absolutes and who speak out and act upon that absolute. — Francis A. Schaeffer
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Authoritarian Government Sayings By Tony Judt: The only thing worse than too much government is too little: in failed states, people The only thing worse than too much government is too little: in failed states, people suffer at least as much violence and injustice as under authoritarian rule, and in addition their trains do not run on time. — Tony Judt
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Ron Paul: The people, who far outnumber the would-be dictators, can succeed in a worldwide revolution that The people, who far outnumber the would-be dictators, can succeed in a worldwide revolution that fully deprives the dictators of their power. But, any revolt must not lead to just changing the name of the authoritarian system or the political parties in the system. Instead, the revolt must be based on rejecting the trust in government doing the things that only the people can and should do for themselves. This revolt will probably come in stages - in bits and pieces - and be different in the various countries of the world. — Ron Paul
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Gloria Steinem: The family is the basic cell of government: it is where we are trained to The family is the basic cell of government: it is where we are trained to believe that we are human beings or that we are chattel, it is where we are trained to see the sex and race divisions and become callous to injustice even if it is done to ourselves, to accept as biological a full system of authoritarian government. — Gloria Steinem
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Jaron Lanier: Individual web pages as they first appeared in the early 1990s had the flavour of Individual web pages as they first appeared in the early 1990s had the flavour of person-hood. MySpace preserved some of that flavour, though a process of regularized formatting had begun. Facebook went further, organizing people into multiple-choice identities while Wikipedia seeks to erase point of view entirely. If a church or government were doing these things, it would feel authoritarian, but when technologists are the culprits, we seem hip, fresh, and inventive. People accept ideas presented in technological form that would be abhorrent in any other forms — Jaron Lanier
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj: Once people sense their own power, no authoritarian government can stand against the people who Once people sense their own power, no authoritarian government can stand against the people who are determined to be free. — Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Ron Paul: Critics become criminals since truth is anathema to an empire or any authoritarian government that Critics become criminals since truth is anathema to an empire or any authoritarian government that depends on lies for its existence. The informant who provides the people with the truth cannot be protected by whistle-blower laws or the Constitution. It is the truth-tellers who are sent to prison or are killed while those who undermine our Constitution are promoted. This lasts until the corrupt government is dismantled. — Ron Paul
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Salvador Allende: The Popular Unity government represented the first attempt anywhere to build a genuinely democratic transition The Popular Unity government represented the first attempt anywhere to build a genuinely democratic transition to socialism a socialism that, owing to its origins, might be guided not by authoritarian bureaucracy, but by democratic self-rule. — Salvador Allende
Authoritarian Government Sayings By A.E. Samaan: I am not interested in having freedom from burdens. I don't need any authority to I am not interested in having freedom from burdens.
I don't need any authority to free me from responsibility.
I am not interested in having freedoms within an authoritarian's parameters.
I am only interested in self-determination.
I have only respect for liberty as I am a libertarian. — A.E. Samaan
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Josh Marshall: Authoritarianism and secrecy breed incompetence; the two feed on each other. It's a vicious cycle. Authoritarianism and secrecy breed incompetence; the two feed on each other. It's a vicious cycle. Governments with authoritarian tendencies point to what is in fact their own incompetence as the rationale for giving them yet more power. — Josh Marshall
Authoritarian Government Sayings By L. Ron Hubbard: If there is an authoritarian structure at St. Hill it has been brought into being If there is an authoritarian structure at St. Hill it has been brought into being by the government itself. St. Hill is trying to correct itself. It doesn't know what it's trying to correct because nobody has told it what to correct. — L. Ron Hubbard
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Rebecca MacKinnon: China is building a model for how an authoritarian government can survive the Internet. China is building a model for how an authoritarian government can survive the Internet. — Rebecca MacKinnon
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Aung San Suu Kyi: Democracy acknowledges the right to differ as well as the duty to settle differences peacefully. Democracy acknowledges the right to differ as well as the duty to settle differences peacefully. Authoritarian governments see criticism of their actions and doctrines as a challenge to combat. — Aung San Suu Kyi
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Ron Paul: My message is simple - freedom works a lot better than the authoritarian style of My message is simple - freedom works a lot better than the authoritarian style of government. — Ron Paul
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Ayn Rand: The difference between [socialism and fascism] is superficial and purely formal, but it is significant The difference between [socialism and fascism] is superficial and purely formal, but it is significant psychologically: it brings the authoritarian nature of a planned economy crudely into the open. The main characteristic of socialism (and of communism) is public ownership of the means of production, and, therefore, the abolition of private property. The right to property is the right of use and disposal. Under fascism, men retain the semblance or pretense of private property, but the government holds total power over its use and disposal. — Ayn Rand
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Frank Zappa: Americans like to talk about (or be told about) Democracy but, when put to the Americans like to talk about (or be told about) Democracy but, when put to the test, usually find it to be an 'inconvenience.' We have opted instead for an authoritarian system disguised as a Democracy. We pay through the nose for an enormous joke-of-a-government, let it push us around, and then wonder how all those assholes got in there. — Frank Zappa
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Hannah Arendt: There is, therefore, a temptation to return to an explanation which automatically discharges the victim There is, therefore, a temptation to return to an explanation which automatically discharges the victim of responsibility: it seems quite adequate to a reality in which nothing strikes us more forcefully than the utter innocence of the individual caught in the horror machine and his utter inability to change his fate. Terror, however, is only in the last instance of its development a mere form of government. In order to establish a totalitarian regime, terror must be presented as an instrument for carrying out a specific ideology; and that ideology must have won the adherence of many, and even a majority, before terror can be stabilized. The point for the historian is that the Jews, before becoming the main victims of modern terror, were the center of Nazi ideology. And an ideology which has to persuade and mobilize people cannot choose its victim arbitrarily. — Hannah Arendt
Authoritarian Government Sayings By James J.F. Forest: an ideology may resonate among a particular community due to a broad range of political an ideology may resonate among a particular community due to a broad range of political issues like incompetent, authoritarian or corrupt governments, as well as economic issues like widespread poverty or unemployment. In many instances, the political and socioeconomic grievances that lead to terrorism are tied to a government's legitimacy, or lack thereof. — James J.F. Forest
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Calvin Ayre: Someone is going to figure out how to make this work and when they do, Someone is going to figure out how to make this work and when they do, all the anti-gambling, over-regulating authoritarian governments will be exposed as emperors without clothes. It might not be obvious that this is even happening at first, since these systems are by definition stealthy affairs. — Calvin Ayre
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Glenn Greenwald: The definition of an extreme authoritarian is one who is willing blindly to assume that The definition of an extreme authoritarian is one who is willing blindly to assume that government accusations are true without any evidence presented or opportunity to contest those accusations. — Glenn Greenwald
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Evan Osnos: One of the arguments that authoritarian governments use to ward off the call for greater One of the arguments that authoritarian governments use to ward off the call for greater political freedom is to argue that American-style democracy is no guarantee of good policy ... Over the years, I've grown used to these arguments, and my response has rarely wavered: Sure, we might make dumb choices sometimes, but we will defend, to the end, the right to make choices at all, because we believe that our collective conscience, freely expressed, will eventually lead us in the right direction. When it comes to guns, it is getting harder to muster that argument abroad. Every new shooting, every new failure of will and citizenship, slashes another hole in our credibility as a way of life. — Evan Osnos
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Larken Rose: If you personally advocate that I be caged if I don't pay for whatever "government" If you personally advocate that I be caged if I don't pay for whatever "government" things YOU want, please don't pretend to be tolerant, or non-violent, or enlightened, or compassionate. Don't pretend you believe in "live and let live," and don't pretend you want peace, freedom or harmony. It's a simple truism that the only people in the world who are willing to "live and let live" are voluntaryists. So you can either PRETEND to care about and respect your fellow man while continuing to advocate widespread authoritarian violence, or you can embrace the concepts of self-ownership and peaceful coexistence, and become an anarchist. — Larken Rose
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Ian Buruma: The question, then, for Western companies, as much as for Western governments, is to decide The question, then, for Western companies, as much as for Western governments, is to decide whose side they are on: the Chinese officials who like to define their culture in a paternalistic, authoritarian way, or the large number of Chinese who have their own ideas about freedom. — Ian Buruma
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Ivan Krastev: The crisis of democracy in the West is not the result of falling in love The crisis of democracy in the West is not the result of falling in love with another system. In Europe and America people who are disillusioned with democracy do not dream about the Chinese model or any other form of authoritarian rule. They do not dream about government that controls Internet and puts in prison those daring to disagree. — Ivan Krastev
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Glenn Beck: Most young people have rebellious, anti-authoritarian impulses. They don't like being told what, when, or Most young people have rebellious, anti-authoritarian impulses. They don't like being told what, when, or how to do something. It's ironic, then, that many of these same people embrace a system in which there would be far more regulations, many more bureaucrats micromanaging their lives, and far more rules and restrictions on how things can be done. — Glenn Beck
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Jess Row: Hong Kong has been the place where the memory of Tiananmen Square lives on; Hong Hong Kong has been the place where the memory of Tiananmen Square lives on; Hong Kong people have become more and more committed in their resistance to authoritarian government, and also, not surprisingly, committed to safeguarding their culture and heritage as something distinct and worth preserving. — Jess Row
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Vint Cerf: Several authoritarian regimes reportedly propose to ban anonymity from the web, making it easier to Several authoritarian regimes reportedly propose to ban anonymity from the web, making it easier to find and arrest dissidents. At Google, we see and feel the dangers of the government-led net crackdown. We operate in about 150 countries around the globe. — Vint Cerf
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Shahin Najafi: Iran is hard to understand. Although it is ruled in an authoritarian manner, it's not Iran is hard to understand. Although it is ruled in an authoritarian manner, it's not a state in which everything is controlled from one center. There are many forces that work in parallel: the military, the intelligence service, the Revolutionary Guard, the clergy and the government. They all share a fear of the nation's youth. — Shahin Najafi
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Larken Rose: The truth is that any form of authoritarian control - any type of "government," whether The truth is that any form of authoritarian control - any type of "government," whether constitutional, democratic, socialist, fascist, or anything else - will result in a set of masters forcibly oppressing a group of slaves. That is what "authority" is - all it ever has been, and all it ever could be, no matter how many layers of euphemisms and pleasant rhetoric are used in an attempt to hide it. — Larken Rose
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Franz Von Papen: The hope in the hearts of millions of national socialists can be fulfilled only by The hope in the hearts of millions of national socialists can be fulfilled only by an authoritarian government. — Franz Von Papen
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Ron Paul: When people become frightened, they look for things of real value. They will go to When people become frightened, they look for things of real value. They will go to monetary metals, gold and silver, and they will buy other things, such as buying property. But no matter what we have, whether we have our gold coins or we have our property, if we have an authoritarian government, that is our greatest threat. So, I would like to think that there is no perfect protection, other than shrinking the size and scope and power of government, so that we can be left alone and take care of ourselves. — Ron Paul
Authoritarian Government Sayings By John Shattuck: In the twentieth century the number of people killed by their own governments under authoritarian In the twentieth century the number of people killed by their own governments under authoritarian regimes is four times the number killed in all this century's wars combined. — John Shattuck
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Evgeny Morozov: It is true that authoritarian governments increasingly see the Internet as a threat in part It is true that authoritarian governments increasingly see the Internet as a threat in part because they see the U.S. government behind the Internet. — Evgeny Morozov
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Dennis Prager: There is an authoritarian strain in all of Leftism because the bigger the government, the There is an authoritarian strain in all of Leftism
because the bigger the government, the more it controls other peoples' lives — Dennis Prager
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Edward S. Greenberg: For more than a decade, the United States had been giving large-scale military aid to For more than a decade, the United States had been giving large-scale military aid to the French colonialists, and then to the American-installed but authoritarian South Vietnamese government, to fight nationalists and communists in Vietnam. More than 23,000 U.S. military advisers were there by the end of 1964, occasionally engaging in combat. On the other side of the world, the American public knew and cared little about the guerrilla war. In fact, few knew exactly where Vietnam was. Nevertheless, people were willing to go along when their leaders told them that action was essential to resist communist aggression. — Edward S. Greenberg
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Friedrich August Von Hayek: It is rarely remembered now that socialism in its beginnings was frankly authoritarian. It began It is rarely remembered now that socialism in its beginnings was frankly authoritarian. It began quite openly as a reaction against the liberalism of the French Revolution. The French writers who laid its foundation had no doubt that their ideas could be put into practice only by a strong dictatorial government. The first of modern planners, Saint-Simon, predicted that those who did not obey his proposed planning boards would be 'treated as cattle'. — Friedrich August Von Hayek
Authoritarian Government Sayings By Vladimir Putin: History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior. — Vladimir Putin