Via The Last Outpost:
‘Self-government’ means governing yourself, It means being ungoverned or free from the government of another person or persons. If you are not your own governor, then you are governed. If you are not your own master, then you are a slave. If you elect or desire to be governed, then you elect or desire to be enslaved. He who votes himself a master votes himself a slave. You yourself enslave yourself when you abandon yourself to a master. You have sold yourself to the devil and perhaps even Daniel Webster couldn’t redeem you now.
The slave who votes out an old master and votes in a new one is nonetheless a slave.
Slavery is freedom.