Gerry Spence

(Gerald Leonard "Gerry" Spence)

Quotes
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… what is true for me may be blasphemy for others. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
A new fascism promises security from the terror of crime. All that is required is that we take away the criminals’ rights – which, of course, are our own. Out of our desperation and fear we begin to feel a sense of security from the new totalitarian state. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Although the ideal of free enterprise could, indeed, lend itself to the uplifting of the human condition, when it is practiced for profit alone, it becomes but a license for the powerful to further enslave the weak. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Capitalism
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. Human Nature
Nearly every day on the television set the hero cop breaks into the bad guy’s house and beats a confession out of him and we cheer on the cop. Propaganda smears our clear vision. It causes us to accept the diminishment of our constitutional protections as something to be lauded — after all, the cop was protecting us. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Prejudice locks the mind. Nothing can enter. Nothing true can escape. Human Nature
The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power. Power ;Freedom & Liberty ;Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
The Internet has become the phenomenon of the new century. It has become the voice of the people in the first genuine experiment in democracy yet conducted in America. It stands ready to serve every facet, every faction. It creates neighbors where once we were foreigners. It carries our individual voices to new communities formed through the magic of electronics. The electronic village has been born, and the village voice, via the internet is being heard. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The less of one's life one must exchange for money, the more freedom one may enjoy. Freedom & Liberty
The major functions of the government are … operated by deeply embedded, hopelessly entangled bureaus where nothing is accomplished because the function of the bureau is to intercept every living idea and smother it. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The people of a nation are enslaved when, together, they are helpless to institute effective change, when the people serve the government more than the government serves them. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
There are only two races (and they are not distinguished by color): those who are free and those who are not. Freedom & Liberty
There are only two races (and they are not distinguished by color): those who are free and those who are not. Freedom & Liberty
To bargain freedom for security is the devil's bargain. Having made the bargain, one enjoys neither freedom nor security. Defense & National Security
Today the insatiable quest for profit promotes the new slavery. In bewildering ways, the new is more pernicious than the old, for the New American Slave is told he is free, and he clings to that myth as if his life depended upon it Miscellaneous ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
We are defined by how we use our power. Power
We cannot, as a people, remain mute and free. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
What the insurance companies have done is to reverse the business so that the public at large insures the insurance companies. Business, Commerce & Finance
Government is operated by deeply embedded, hopelessly entangled bureaus where nothing is accomplished because the function of the bureau is to intercept every living idea and smother it. Government
Is there anyone I wouldn't take as a client? Well, I'd never represent a banker.