Lol. How dare us. How dare we bring attention to murder and imperialism.
What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do?
Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.
A government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based in justice, even as far as men understand it. Can there not be a government in which majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience? - in which majorities decide only those questions to which the rule of expediency is applicable? Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience, then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume, is to do at any time what I think right.
This is how I’ll console myself when my money is used to enforce unjust laws and kill innocent people in third world countries.