quote by Frederic Bastiat

Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim - when he defends himself - as a criminal.

— Frederic Bastiat

Tempting Political Prisoners quotations

Political prisoners quote Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

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If man is not made in the image of God, nothing then stands in the way of inhumanity. There is no good reason why mankind should be perceived as special. Human life is cheapened. We can see this in many of the major issues being debated in our society today.

I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town, I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, But is there because he's a victim of the times. I wear the black for those who never read

Political prisoners quote Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.

As long as the government can arbitrarily decide which substances are legal and which are illegal, then those who remain behind bars for illegal substances are political prisoners

They let dangerous men out of prison now, yes sir, I'm afraid it's so.

Cause they're over crowded and it was only his fifth offense.

One finds fortunes built on slave labor, indentured labor, prison labor, immigrant labor, female labor, child labor, and scab labor - backed by the lethal force of gun thugs and militia. 'Old money' is often little more than dirty money laundered by several generations of possession.

Political prisoners quote Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

What I say is, that the real non-resistants can believe in direct action only, never in political action. For the basis of all political action is coercion; even when the State does good things, it finally rests on a club, a gun, or a prison, for its power to carry them through.

The soul is the effect and instrument of a political anatomy; the soul is the prison of the body

In Europe, Socialism is just another political party.

It just means that government takes over certain things like hospitals, prisons, military and schools that should not be run for profit.

Political prisoners quote Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

As our country bled . . . its leader's wife came to this podium piously to call for a new human order, this when thousands of Filipinos were political prisoners.

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy.

But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.

Due to the fact that I experienced personally the situation of a political prisoner, I have an historical commitment to all those that were or are prisoners just because they expressed their views, their public opinion, their own opinions.

Political prisoners quote Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?

Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?

Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons.

Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama.

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

We will stop the terrorist attacks before they occur because we will not be prisoners to political correctness. Rather, we will speak the truth. Border security is national security and we will not be admitting jihadists as refugees.

Political prisoners quote Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good.

Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Why is it that there's more indignation over a photo of a prisoner with underwear on his head than over the video of a young American with no head at all?

We do not have time to play at "oppositions" at "conferences.

" We will keep our political opponents... whether open or disguised as "nonparty," in prison.

Political prisoners quote The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.

The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.

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In Vietnam we have no political prisoners.

No one is arrested or jailed for his or her speech or point of view. They are put in jail because they violated the law.

In Vietnam we have no political prisoners.

No one is arrested or jailed for his or her speech or point of view. They are put in jail because they violated the law.

Holocaust Memorial Day is intended as an inclusive commemoration of all the individuals and communities who suffered as a result of the Holocaust - not only Jews, but also Gypsies, Slavs, homosexuals, political prisoners and dozens of ethnic and other minorities.

Political prisoners quote Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.

Be gentle with yourself, you're doing the best you can.

As far as those kinds of things, I also played at the concert to call for the release of Nelson Mandela when he was a political prisoner in South Africa. We were celebrating his 70th birthday and calling for his release.

Prison guard unions have become the powerful political forces in some states, particularly California.

The word 'charismatic' was made for Fidel Castro.

You would have liked him, I would have liked him. Then you had to stop and say, 'Just a minute. This is a man who does not believe in freedom of the press...does not believe in democracy as we know democracy, had political prisoners.'

Political prisoners quote When words are both true and kind they can change the world.

When words are both true and kind they can change the world.

People don't even know that we have political prisoners.

And if Bradley Manning really did as he is accused, he is a hero, an example to us all and one of the world's foremost political prisoners.

From long familiarity, we know what honor is.

It is what enables the individual to do right in the face of complacency and cowardice. It is what enables the soldier to die alone, the political prisoner to resist, the singer to sing her song, hardly appreciated, on a side street.

Political prisoners quote The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.

The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.

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It was spine tingling, actually, when you saw how people kept saying, "Release Nelson Mandela," and meaning really, "Release all of our political prisoners."

As soon as I got out of jail, as soon as my trial was over, first of all, during the time I was in jail, there was an organization called the National United Committee to Free Angela Davis, and I insisted that it be called National United Committee to Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners.

In an unjust society the only place for a just man is prison.

Political prisoners quote Be the person your dog thinks you are.

Be the person your dog thinks you are.

I would like you to understand completely, also emotionally, that I'm a political detainee and will be a political prisoner, that I have nothing now or in the future to be ashamed of in this situation. That, at bottom, I myself have in a certain sense asked for this detention and this sentence, because I've always refused to change my opinion, for which I would be willing to give my life and not just remain in prison. That therefore I can only be tranquil and content with myself.

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the fIrst stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

The greatest right in the world is the right to be wrong.

If the Government or majorities think an individual is right, no one will interfere with him; but when agitators talk against the things considered holy, or when radicals criticise, or satirize the political gods, or question the justice of our laws and institutions, or pacifists talk against war, how the old inquisition awakens, and ostracism, the excommunication of the church, the prison, the wheel, the torture-chamber, the mob, are called to suppress the free expression of thought.

The man described for us, whom we are invited to free, is already in himself the effect of a subjection much more profound than himself. A 'soul' inhabits him and brings him to existence, which is itself a factor in the mastery that power exercises over the body. The soul is the effect and instrument of a political anatomy; the soul is the prison of the body.

To say I accept in an age like our own is to say that you accept concentration-camps, rubber truncheons, Hitler, Stalin, bombs, aeroplanes, tinned food, machine guns, putsches, purges, slogans, Bedaux belts, gas-masks, submarines, spies, provocateurs, press-censorship, secret prisons, aspirins, Hollywood films and political murder.

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