There’s an old saying attributed to Benjamin Franklin:
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
When I read it I wrinkled my nose. Lunch is too modern a word and well-armed is too….well, too neo-con.
I like my take better:
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a lamb contesting the tyranny of the majority.
Government can not take from me what is not first mine. No matter the tyrant or the number of them.