A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from January 22, 2021
“If you can’t trust people with freedom, how can you trust people with power?”

"If you can’t trust people with freedom, how can you trust people with power?” is a political saying that has been printed on many images.

“If we can’t trust people with freedom, how can we trust them with power? Heard on Complete Liberty podcast this week. #tlot #liberty” was posted on Twitter by Teresa on April 3, 2009. “If we can’t trust people with freedom, how can we trust them with power?” was posted on Twitter by meekaaku on December 22, 2010. “‘If we can’t trust people with freedom, how can we trust them with power?’—Unknown” was posted in the newsgroup Yedg on May 2, 2011.

“If you can’t trust people with freedom how can you trust people with power” was posted on Twitter by AQV The Deplorable (and others) on January 17, 2014. This version of the saying probably originated with the image that is shown with the tweets on this date.


Twitter
Teresa
@libertysnippet
If we can’t trust people with freedom, how can we trust them with power? Heard on Complete Liberty podcast this week. #tlot #liberty
10:28 AM · Apr 3, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
meekaaku
@meekaaku
If we can’t trust people with freedom, how can we trust them with power?
6:43 AM · Dec 22, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Google Groups: Yedg
YEDG bullies gang up on lovable KC
casey...@hanmail.net
May 2, 2011, 4:58:10 AM
(...)
“If we can’t trust people with freedom, how can we trust them with power?”
--Unknown

Facebook
SenatorStone
July 31, 2013 at 11:10 PM ·
If you can’t trust people with freedom, how can your trust them with power?
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
IF WE CAN’T
TRUST PEOPLE
with
FREEDOM
how can we
TRUST THEM
with
POWER?

Twitter
Liberty on the Rocks
@LOTRCincy
“If we can’t trust people with freedom, how can we trust them with power?” - @the_producer14 Austin Petersen
11:46 PM · Aug 12, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Starlightcrow
@starlightcrow
Photo: If we Can’t trust people with FREEDOM…how can we trust them with POWER? http://tmblr.co/ZrSJSruHiL0u
12:40 AM · Sep 6, 2013·Tumblr

Twitter
Young Americans for Liberty
@YALiberty
If you can’t trust people with freedom, how can you trust them with power?
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
IF WE CAN’T
TRUST PEOPLE
with
FREEDOM
how can we
TRUST THEM
with
POWER?
5:19 PM · Sep 27, 2013·Buffer

Twitter
AQV The Deplorable
@aqv21
If you can’t trust people with freedom how can you trust people with power #Obama #tcot #ccot #tgdn #p2 #NRA
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
IF YOU CAN’T
TRUST PEOPLE
WITH FREEDOM
HOW CAN YOU
TRUST PEOPLE
WITH POWER?
5:17 AM · Jan 17, 2014·TweetDeck

Twitter
NOA Performance & Design
@noaperformance
If you can’t trust people with Freedom.
How can you trust people with Power? http://fb.me/1fT8j896V
6:46 AM · Jan 17, 2014·Facebook

Twitter
Jessica G.
@kravmagajessica
If you can’t trust #people with #freedom, how can you #trust people with #power? #anarchism #liberty #government
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
IF YOU CAN’T
TRUST PEOPLE
WITH FREEDOM
HOW CAN YOU
TRUST PEOPLE
WITH POWER?
10:35 AM · Jan 17, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Garrison Gold
@garrison_gold
If you can’t trust people with freedom, how can you trust them with power?
6:56 PM · Jan 17, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Kåtia Odinsen BLM ACAB ☭ +/+
@KatiaOdinsen
Authoritarianism is irrational. If you can’t trust people with freedom, hoe can you trust them with power?
11:55 PM · Dec 22, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Scott
@ScottyScooter05
Replying to @NOLA_Flintstone @pinkkfloydd and @ZubyMusic
I believe in science. I just don’t believe the government should have the authority to take away people’s freedoms in an effort to protect them from a virus. If you can’t trust people with freedom, how can you trust them with power?
3:50 PM · Jan 21, 2021·Twitter for Android

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