Progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress.
I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air – that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave. (H. L. Mencken)Tweet
"Die Zensur ist die schändlichere von zwei Schwestern. Die Zensur ist das lebendige Eingeständnis der Herrschenden, daß sie nur verdummte Sklaven treten, aber keine freien Völker regieren können. / Censorship is the more shameful of two sisters. The older one is called Inquisition. Censorship is the living admission of the rulers that they can only kick dumb slaves but cannot rule free peoples. (Johann Nepomuk Nestroy)(1801-1862)"
Behind every argument is someones ignorance.~Louis D. BrandeisTweet
Diejenigen Aktivisten, die nicht bei Wikipedia gelistet sind, denjenigen kann getraut werden... / Those activists that are not listed on Wikipedia, those can be trusted... (Ingmar Veeck) (2015)(2)Tweet