The only person who is still private in Germany is somebody who is asleep.
—ROBERT LEY, Nazi leader
If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that'll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.
--PHILIP K. DICK
It's an oppressive organization now controlled by one percent of corporate America. Corporate America is using police forces as their mercenaries.
—RAY LEWIS, former Philadelphia police captain
The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid 'dens of crime' that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.
—C.S. LEWIS, The Screwtape Letters
There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.
—HUNTER S. THOMPSON, Kingdom of Fear