"Victory won by violence is tantamount to defeat, for it is momentary."
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.Mahatma Gandhi
Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men. The fundamental threat to freedom is power to coerce, be it in the hands of a monarch, a dictator, an oligarchy, or a momentary majority. The preservation of freedom requires the elimination of such concentration of power to the fullest possible extent and the dispersal and distribution of whatever power cannot be eliminated a system of checks and balances.Milton Friedman