Zitat zur Freiheit

A king rules over willing subjects, a tyrant over unwilling. The institutions of a free society are designed to ward off those who would govern,not for their country but for themselves, who take account not of the public interest but of their own pleasure.

George Buchanan (1505-1582): Dialogue concerning the rights of of the Crown of Scottland, englische Übersetzung von 1799, London, 143.