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The Dishonest Tyrant

March 14, 2010
Daniel Greenfield

Is government the servant or the master of the people? Over this simple question, wars have been fought, revolutions launched and battlefields left soaking in blood. Because the answer to this question determines whether you are living in a free nation which is ruled by its citizens, or a tyranny ruled over by the few or the one.

Within that broader category, there are two flavors of tyranny. The honest tyrant and the dishonest tyrant. The honest tyrant is a Will to Power type who asserts that he is master because he wields the biggest swords, commands the largest number of troops and will kill anyone who says otherwise. He may be a savage and a monster, but at least he is an honest one. He does not pretend to care for the people or what they think. His rule is not based on propaganda, only naked force.

But like the honest politician, the honest tyrant is a rare creature. Because most tyrants are cowardly and weak. Or at least cunning enough not to waste resources putting down rebellions by force, that they can preemptively disarm with propaganda. And so they disguise what they are behind propaganda. Propaganda that claims that they rule only for the benefit of the people.

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  1. March 15, 2010 1:10 pm

    The Obama Administration is circumventing the Constitution to change the fact,the people are the masters of the government.To Obama’s change of yes we can agenda of government is no longer the servant of the people but their masters.

    We are a Republic government “of the
    people, by the people, for the people.

    “We the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts–not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men(Like OBama) who pervert the Constitution.”
    Abraham Lincoln

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