[Lots of other good ones here.]
"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty." -- Thomas Jefferson
So which is it, President Obama? Which is it going to be?
This much is certain: No-one in my sons' history books is quoted as having said, "Give me tyranny or give me death."
Visitors will not line up to visit a Statue of Tyranny any time soon.
"With tyranny and justice for all..." is a contradiction in terms.
And good luck trying to convince idealistic young men and women that they're being sent to fight and die in OPEC theatres because it's vitally important to protect Americans'...tyranny.
Methinks a re-write is in order:
My country 'tis of Them--
Sweet tyrants to the end.
For Them, we toil.
Land where our sick ones died,
Banks ruled, and leaders lied;
From ev'ry mountainside:
"Let them eat oil!"
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