Change to Chains-The 6,000 Year Quest for Control -Volume I-Rise of the Republic
William J FedererISBN: 0982710143;
How did past civilizations rise, and fall? How rare is America's experiment with a republic? With every crisis, power is transferred from "the people" to the government. Does history give us a key to the future? George Washington warned in his Farewell Address, 1796: "Disorders and miseries...gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an Individual...[who] turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public...and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism." Ronald Reagan stated at St. John's University in New York, March 28, 1985: "Government that is big enough to give you everything you want is more likely to simply take everything you've got." Woodrow Wilson warned in New York, 1912: "The history of Liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it. When we resist, therefore, the concentration of power, we are resisting the powers of death, because...
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