posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 10:40 PM
reply to post by Resentedhalo08
i have been delving into the minds of those who were wise and came before me. My input in this thread will be taken from their words:
"As long as human beings are imperfect, there will always be arguments for extending the power of government to deal with these imperfections. The
only logical stopping place is totalitarianism -- unless we realize that tolerating imperfections is the price of freedom." -- Dr. Thomas Sowell
"All power in human hands is liable to be abused." -- James Madison,
which creates a problem for us because some, seemingly, MUST be given some power:
"It is to secure our rights that we resort to government at all." -- Thomas Jefferson
Without a little power in the hands of a few, we just remain a disjointed band of tribes with no meaningful forward progress as a culture.
Regardless, in the end it is all about taking responsibility for your own actions so that you can have the freedom to continue to do so. Ownership of
ones self...that is freedom, and no less is the destiny of mankind:
"The secret of happiness is freedom. And the secret of freedom is courage." -- Thucydides
"The attempt to make heaven on earth invariably produces hell." -- Karl Popper
Utopia may be a stretch. I would be ecstatic to be able to live free, as it should be. "An harm ye none, do what ye will."