There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart that you can’t take part! You can’t even passively take part! And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus — and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it — that unless you’re free the machine will be prevented from working at all!!
Mario Savio on December 2, 1964 at the University of California at Berkeley
I think that even though this quote might have some anarchist undertones that it brings about a good point. We are free human beings and the government exists to serve us.
The rest of the speech can be found here.