Aphorisms Galore!

tiny.ag/ywjorl1b  ·   Fair (394 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When the government fears the people, we have liberty. When the people fear the government, we have tyranny.

Unknown, in Altruism and Cynicism and Law and Politics

This is an aphorism from Aphorisms Galore!'s official collection. It was the Aphorism of the Day for 2020-12-17.

When the government....  ·  posted 2000 by Stryfe

When the government fears the people, we have liberty. When the people fear the government, we have tyranny. When we have a liberal tyrant, we have Al Gore.