Tyranny

The above picture does not have anything really to do with this post except for the name.  But I thought it was a really cool picture, so I added it.

Tyranny: Opressive power; opressive power exerted by government.

Thomas Jefferson said, “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

James Madison said, “The very definition of tyranny is when all powers are gathered under one place.”

I propose two questions for consideration.

  1. Do you fear the government? 
  2. Is all power in one place?

I can honestly say that I have started to fear the government. If they can pass a HUGH spending bill, which the majority of the voting public don’t want, then what is stoping them from doing other things? I say I fear them, but I still think that they are not out to get me, they just think that they know what is better for me than I do.

I don’t think this has happened completely, but I don’t see the power of the government actually coming from the people anymore. The ruling class in Washington has seperated itself so far from the little guys that they now don’t hear what we say or want.