Unlimited Freedom soon leads to unlimited Tyranny

Sep 2018
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cleveland ohio
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Quote by Karl Raimund Popper: “The so-called paradox of freedom is the argumen...” Too much freedom is like drinking too much, a moderate amount of freedom is harmless even benificial but you drink too much, it will eventually kill you! this is like gun control.. you give individuals to much access to firearms eventually they will kill each other.. the average citizen needs to be supervised in the same way an adolescent is..because most adults are just big kids .. you give people unlimited freedom? and you get the road warrior culture
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“The so-called paradox of freedom is the argument that freedom in the sense of absence of any constraining control must lead to very great restraint, since it makes the bully free to enslave the meek. The idea is, in a slightly different form, and with very different tendency, clearly expressed in Plato.

Less well known is the paradox of tolerance: Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. — In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always suppress the utterance of intolerant philosophies; as long as we can counter them by rational argument and keep them in check by public opinion, suppression would certainly be unwise. But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument; they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal.”

― Karl Raimund Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies
 
Jul 2018
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Quote by Karl Raimund Popper: “The so-called paradox of freedom is the argumen...” Too much freedom is like drinking too much, a moderate amount of freedom is harmless even benificial but you drink too much, it will eventually kill you! this is like gun control.. you give individuals to much access to firearms eventually they will kill each other.. the average citizen needs to be supervised in the same way an adolescent is..because most adults are just big kids .. you give people unlimited freedom? and you get the road warrior culture
Karl Popper > Quotes > Quotable Quote

“The so-called paradox of freedom is the argument that freedom in the sense of absence of any constraining control must lead to very great restraint, since it makes the bully free to enslave the meek. The idea is, in a slightly different form, and with very different tendency, clearly expressed in Plato.

Less well known is the paradox of tolerance: Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. — In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always suppress the utterance of intolerant philosophies; as long as we can counter them by rational argument and keep them in check by public opinion, suppression would certainly be unwise. But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument; they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal.”

― Karl Raimund Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies
That is the old "I know what is best for you" argument so I should be in charge and make your decisions for you.
 
Nov 2012
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yes I think we need government Control. and lets see Trump controls the government now.. hmmmmm

Best be careful wht you LWNC wish for.
 

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