Thursday, May 01, 2008

quotes about government

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politicsis that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
- Plato (427-327 BC)

Unless the people retain sufficient control over those entrusted with the powers of their government,these will be perverted to their own oppression, and to the perpetuation of wealth and power in the individuals and their families selected for the trust.
~ Thomas Jefferson, 1812

4 Comments:

At Fri May 02, 04:12:00 PM PDT, Blogger unca said...

Hmm. Both quotes would seem to support the argument for voting in elections (whoops, sorry, I forgot about your views on this).

 
At Sat May 03, 04:31:00 AM PDT, Blogger Alan said...

Tom called that one right.

 
At Mon May 05, 10:25:00 AM PDT, Blogger bryan torre said...

unca: absolutely.
tom: i agree.

 
At Thu Jun 05, 01:52:00 PM PDT, Blogger Izabella said...

So how does my heavy involvement in a last two elections plays out? I’m still governed by my inferiors.  Of course, it can be just me…

 

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