Your thoughts on this quote?

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    I came across this quote some time ago and was just wondering what everyone's first reaction would be to it. I'll tell you who said it later.

     
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    Interesting. Sounds like the person is saying that individual liberty can't exist without a powerfull government behind it.
     
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    Was this quote from a communist?
     
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    Ernst Haeckel ?
     
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    Who is less important than what is the context?

    Liberty can't survive unless people are willing to defend it. No right exists without the obligation to protect it from those who would encroach on it.

    So the speaker could be anyone from Hitler to Ghandi, and it would still be the truth.
     
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    No, and no to the Communist question.

    People who argue that might implies right would do well to remember who articulated this belief.
     
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    Ahh.. Hitler. April 13, 1923
     
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    The strong has always triumphedÂ… All of nature is a constant struggle between power and weakness, a constant triumph of the strong over the weak.
     
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    The speaker certainly falls within that spectrum, and preserving liberty isn't quite what he was talking about.
     
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    Quoting your hero again? I think the man who said was one of the worst examples of human life ever to exist. You quoting Adolph Hitler shouldn't surprise me given your support of his policies.
     

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