Quote from Marvin Cooley,
"We must pity the poor wretched, timid soul who is too faint-hearted to resist his oppressors. He sings the song of the dammed: “I can’t fight back; I have too much to lose; I own too much property; I have worked too hard to get what I have; They will put me out of business if I resist; I might go to jail; I have my family to think about.” Such poor miserable creatures have misplaced values and are hiding their cowardice behind pretended family responsibility -- blindly refusing to see that the most glorious legacy that one can bequeath to posterity is liberty; and that the only true security is liberty."
Marvin Cooley (more quotes by Marvin Cooley or books by/about Marvin Cooley)
Arizona tax protester, author of the book, The Big Bluff, documenting the struggles of his fellow anti-tax protester, W. Vaughn Ellsworth. Cooley was jailed for tax evasion in 1973 and 1989
Dissent, Fear, Integrity, Protest, Resistance, Security, Vigilance, Virtue