Any acceptance of authority
is the very denial of truth.
No Man Has Any Natural Authority Over His Fellow Men
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence:
he is just using his memory.
Leonardo da Vinci
|The DEA officer verbally exploded, saying, "Mister,|
I have the authority of
the Federal Government with me!"
Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removed his badge
displayed it to the rancher.
"See this badge?!
This badge means
I am allowed to go
wherever I wish....
on ANY land!!
No questions asked
or answers given!!
Have I made myself clear......
do you understand???"
Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of the truth.
The rancher nodded politely, apologized,
and went about his chores.
I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led,
and bearding every authority which stood in their way.
|A short time later,|
the old rancher heard loud screams,
and saw the DEA officer running for his life,
being chased by the rancher's enormous
Santa Gertrudis bull......
The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.
|With every step
the bull was gaining ground on the officer,
and it seemed likely that the officer
would be gruesomely gored
before he reached safety.
The man was clearly terrified.
My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility.
ran to the fence
and yelled at the top of his lungs.....
Ultimate authority resides with the people.
show him your BADGE!!"
"The trouble with quotes from the internet is you never know if they are genuine."
© 2013 MU-Peter Shimon