"Very commonly in ages when civil rights of one kind are in evidence – those pertaining to freedom of speech and thought in, say, theater, press, and forum, with obscenity and libel laws correspondingly loosened – very real constrictions of individual liberty take place in other, more vital areas: political organization, voluntary association, property, and the right to hold jobs, for example."
by:
Robert Nisbet
(1913-1996) American sociologist, author
Source:
Twilight of Authority, 1975
Rating:
Categories:
 
Bookmark and Share  
Reader comments about this quote:
 -- Faiena, Tashkent,Uzbekistan      
So many good intentions seem to end up being the taking from Peter to Pay Paul.
 -- cal, lewisville, tx     
  •  
    Robbing Peter to pay Paul may annoy Peter, but It will be fine and dandy with Paul.
     -- jim k, austin     
  •  
    Great quote. Describes just what has been and is happening to us now.
     -- s petersen, springfield, mo     
  •  
     
    Rate this quote!
    How many stars?
    0
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5

     
    What do YOU think?
    Your name:
    Your town:
        CLICK JUST ONCE!

    More Quotations
    Get a Quote-A-Day! Free!
    Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
    RSS Subscribe
    Quotes & Quotations - Send This Quote to a Friend

    © 1998-2021 Liberty-Tree.ca