Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.
— Giovanni Gentile, entry in the Encyclopedia Italiana.
The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness…. This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.
– PLATO, The Republic
“In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People.“
– (Canton, OH, Anti-War Speech, June 16, 1918)” ― Eugene V. Debs, Voices of a People’s History of the United States
Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.
-Charles Pe¢ guy
“When one with honeyed words but evil mind Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.”
― Euripides, Orestes
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
— C. S. Lewis
“It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.”
― Thomas Jefferson
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.