For years, I’ve watched governments take control of our lives. Their argument is always the same: ‘Fewer costs, greater efficiency.’ But the result is the same, too. Less control by the people, more control by the State — until the individual’s anguishes count for nothing. That is what I consider my duty to resist. The point of a so-called great family is to protect our freedoms.
Your great grandchildren won’t thank you when the state is all-powerful because we didn’t fight.”
THE DOWAGER COUNTESS, Downton Abbey