C.S. Lewis on tyranny vs paternalism

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C.S. Lewis on tyranny vs paternalism

  • E. Morran

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

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  • Justin Pearson

    One of my all-time favorite quotes.

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      Audra Flammang

      Mine too. Omnipotent moral busybodies- such an apt description.

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