Necessity is the Argument of Tyrants and the Creed of Slaves

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Independent Institute,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; is it the creed of slaves." - William Pitt the Younger

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; is it the creed of slaves.” – William Pitt the Younger

My Commentary: This quote always pops into my head whenever I hear a Statheist claim that the perpetual-by-design “War on Drugs” and/or “War on Terror” are “necessary.”

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