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A tyrant (from Ancient Greek τύραννος, tyrannos), in the modern English usage of the word, is an absolute ruler who is unrestrained by law, or one who has usurped a legitimate ruler's sovereignty. Often portrayed as cruel, tyrants may defend their positions by resorting to repressive means. The original Greek term meant an absolute sovereign who came to power without constitutional right, yet the word had a neutral connotation during the Archaic and early Classical periods. However, Greek philosopher Plato saw tyrannos as a negative word, and on account of the decisive influence of philosophy on politics, its negative connotations only increased, continuing into the Hellenistic period.
The philosophers Plato and Aristotle defined a tyrant as a person who rules without law, using extreme and cruel methods against both his own people and others. The Encyclopédie defined the term as a usurper of sovereign power who makes "his subjects the victims of his passions and unjust desires, which he substitutes for laws".
In the late fifth and fourth centuries BC, a new kind of tyrant, one who had the support of the military, arose – specifically in Sicily.
One can apply accusations of tyranny to a variety of types of government:
to government by one individual (in an autocracy)
to government by a minority (in an oligarchy, tyranny of the minority)
to government by a majority (in a democracy, tyranny of the majority)
That is what you call someone who has taken an oath to honor and rule by the Constitution and has broken his word every time he has taken it for over 45 years. talking down to the document.I don't need to go into detales because if there is one group that knows the real facts on gun contril it's...
There are some democrats in Arizona that are trying to force an assault weapons ban. An assault weapon to them is any gun they don't like. We are to protest? It's gone a lot farther than protest. I don't know what others think about this crap but I will never give up my Liberty Teeth. Crime for...
Just watched a youtube video of my Rep. telling everyone it's time that congress protect the people of this country from evil guns. Does anyone know where in the Constitution Congress has the duty to protect us? MEChA Boy is Raul Grijalva, AZ District 3. MEChA is a group that took a book of...
Let's talk politics. Arizona Rep for District 3, co-chairman of the American Socialist Party, and a member of MEChA for the violent take over of the Western and South Western United States. The only piece of dog lawn decor to ever boycott his own state. A typical Leftist for open borders, animal...