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Willowtown Photography/Blog 'Favorite Quotes':
If this was a case of political expediency or the death of an "innocent man" is of little consequence to history, as we can testify today, terrorists are defined by the state, the press, public opinion and pressure on the system and people that rule. The rights and wrongs are defined by the "winners" of the age you live in, not by any truths recorded or spoken. - Gavin, London – commenter on a news story about Britain’s ‘Gunpowder Plot”
"Life is pain. Those who say differently are selling something." - from the book and movie titled 'The Princess Bride'
"Death by violence, death by cold, death by starvation – they are the normal endings of the stately creatures of the wilderness. The sentimentalists who prattle about the peaceful life of nature do not realize its utter mercilessness." – Theodore Roosevelt in his safari diary.
“He who made kittens put snakes in the grass.” – Jethro Tull in their song “Bungle in the Jungle”
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German philosopher
"Let the people think they govern and they will be governed." - William Penn
“I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” - Harriet Tubman
man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in
a term of years.” – Lysander Spooner
“In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.” —Charles de Gaulle
“I discovered that governments have murdered millions of their own citizens, and that in some cases, the death toll may have actually exceeded that of World War II. To get some idea of the numbers involved, I surveyed the extent of genocide and mass killing by governments since 1900. The results were shocking: according to these first figures, independent of war and other kinds of conflict, governments probably have murdered 119,400,000 people, Marxist governments about 95,200,000 of them. By comparison, the battle-killed in all foreign and domestic wars in this century total 35,700,000.3” – Lethal Politics: Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1917 By R.J. Rummel New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1990
"Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society." - Niccolo Machiavelli
"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Daniel Webster
“All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”–
"The state represents violence in a concentrated and organized form. The individual has a soul, but as the state is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence." - Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi
"If you have 10,000 regulations, you destroy all respect for the law." - Winston Churchill
"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." — Tacitus (A.D. 55?-130?)
"Good people do not need laws and bad people will break them anyway." - Plato
"If we can just pass a few more laws, we could all be criminals!" - Vinnie Moscaritolo
"There is no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." — Ayn Rand in her must-read novel, Atlas Shrugged
“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?” - Marcus Tullius Cicero
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearsome master." - Gen./Pres. George Washington
"In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary." -- Kathleen Norris (1880-1966) American novelist
"Be not intimidated... nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice." - John Adams
"When you sit down to negotiate on what you already have, you lose." —Rep. Marie Parente
“I am absolutely convinced, you never have to give up any of your freedoms in order to be secure.” – Ron Paul
"The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money." — Alexis de Tocqueville
"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy." - Winston Churchill, 1948
"Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare but only those specifically enumerated." - Thomas Jefferson
The bottom line is that we've become a nation of thieves, a value rejected by our founders. James Madison, the father of our Constitution, was horrified when Congress appropriated $15,000 to help French refugees. He said, "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." Tragically, today's Americans would run Madison out of town on a rail. - Walter Williams, syndicated columnist, on why socialism is evil.
"Those who have been intoxicated with power... can never willingly abandon it." - Edmund Burke
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery." — Winston Churchill
man is ashamed of the government he lives under." -
H. L. Mencken
"Private sector does it better." – ‘Nawlins’ Mayor Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr..
"Anybody that wants the Presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office." -- David Broder (1929- ) Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, television talk show pundit, and university professor
"Any politician who starts shouting election-year demagoguery about the rich and the poor should be asked, 'What about the other 90 percent of the people?' " -- Thomas Sowell (1930- ) Writer and economist
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." - Jesus Christ, Matthew Ch. 7, V. 5
"Who can protest and does not, is an accomplice in the act." — The Talmud
"For it is a habit of mankind to entrust to careless hope what they long for, and to use sovereign reason to thrust aside what they do not fancy." – Thucydides, from his History of the Peloponnesian War p. 276 Book 4
"After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd." — Alexis de Tocqueville
"The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office." -- Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist
"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone." -- Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850) French economist, statesman, and author. Source: The Law, by Frederic Bastiat, 1850
"If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too." -- W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Source: Strictly Personal, 1941
"No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." — Mark Twain
"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding." -- Justice Louis D. Brandeis US Supreme Court Judge Source: Justice Louis D. Brandeis, dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 US 479 (1928)
"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." — George Bernard Shaw
"[Some people] have a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to lower the powerful to their own level, and reduces men to prefer equality in slavery to inequality with freedom. I believe that it is easier to establish an absolute and despotic government amongst a people in which the conditions of society are equal, than amongst any other; and I think that, if such a government were once established amongst such a people, it would not only oppress men, but would eventually strip each of them of several of the highest qualities of humanity. Despotism, therefore, appears to me peculiarly to be dreaded in democratic times." — Alexis de Tocqueville
“Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.”—Thomas Paine
"Socialism is the phantastic younger brother of despotism, which it wants to inherit. Socialism wants to have the fullness of state force which before only existed in despotism. ... However, it goes further than anything in the past because it aims at the formal destruction of the individual … who … can be used to improve communities by an expedient organ of government." – Friedrich Nitzsche
"A human group transforms itself into a crowd when it suddenly responds to a suggestion rather than to reasoning, to an image rather than to an idea, to an affirmation rather than to proof, to the repetition of a phrase rather than to arguments, to prestige rather than to competence." - Jean-Francois Revel
“There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.”—Edmund Burke
between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at
bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for
“The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.”—Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson
"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another, they both march in the same direction." - Paul Proctor
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill
"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are." - Niccolo Machiavelli
"The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it." - H.L. Mencken
"No one understood better than Stalin that the true object of propaganda is neither to convince nor even to persuade, but to produce a uniform pattern of public utterance in which the first trace of unorthodox thought immediately reveals itself as a jarring dissonance." - Alan Bullock, in Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives
Shiyu Zhou, a computer scientist, is a founder of the Falun Gong’s consortium. His cyber-war with China began in Tiananmen Square in 1989. A college student and the son of a former general in the intelligence section of the People’s Liberation Army, he said he first understood the power of government-controlled media when overnight the nation’s student protesters were transformed from heroes to killers.
“I was so disappointed,” he said. “People believed the government, they didn’t believe us.” - from a news story on internet censorship
"...I know not what treason is, if sapping and betraying the liberties of a people be not treason..." - Cato
"Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason." - Sir John Harrington (1561-1612) English courtier, wit, poet and satirist Source: Epigrams, Book iv. Ep. 5.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” --Marcus Tullius Cicero, in a speech to the Roman Senate, 42 BC
"As I have stood in the crosshairs of those who target Second Amendment freedoms, I've realized that firearms are not the only issue. No, it's much, much bigger than that. I've come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain acceptable thoughts and speech are mandated." -- Charlton Heston (1924- ) American actor, former president of National Rifle Association
"Some of the worst abuses of government force in recent years were precipitated by technical and victimless gun-law violations. For example, the BATF claimed that the Branch Davidians possessed machine guns without paying the required federal tax and filling in the proper registration forms. So a tax case worth less than $10,000 led to a 76-man helicopter, machine gun, and grenade assault on a home in which 2/3 of the occupants were women and children." — Dave Kopel and Dr. Michael S. Brown, Prohibition Fever, NationalReview.com
"A world of unseen dictatorship is conceivable, still using the forms of democratic government." - Kenneth Boulding, University of Michigan, quoted in The Hidden Persuaders
- A government of the masses.
- Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of
- Results in mobocracy.
- Attitude toward property is communistic... negating property rights.
- Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate,
whether it is based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice,
and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences.
- Result is demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, [chaos]."
-- U. S. Army Training Manual No. 2000-25
Source: published by the US War Department, Washington, D.C., November 30, 1928
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." - H. L. Mencken
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready." - Theodore Roosevelt San Francisco, CA, May 13, 1903
"An armed society is a polite society." — Robert A. Heinlein
"Only a large-scale popular movement toward decentralization and self-help can arrest the present tendency toward statism... A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers." -- Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) Author Source: Forward to 'Brave New World', 1932
"The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits." — Plutarch
"The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government..." - Article IV, Section 4, U.S. Constitution
The word 'democracy' is not in the U.S. Constitution. It is however, in the Communist Manifesto: "Establishing democracy is the first step in the revolution." - Karl Marx
"People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote -- a very different thing." -- Walter H. Judd (1898-1994) Minnesota legislator, physician, missionary, and orator
"I keep hearing how important it is for everyone to vote. Let me be politically incorrect and say that maybe some people shouldn't vote. I know I'm swimming against the tide. Get-out the-vote groups now register young people at rock concerts. HeadCount cofounder Andy Bernstein told me: 'We registered over a 100,000 people. It is so imperative that this generation's voice is heard.'
But wait. Is that really a good idea? Many kids don't know much.
At a HeadCount concert, [ABC's] '20/20' asked some future voters, 'How many senators are there?' One said 12, another 16, and another 64. One girl guessed, '50 per state.' Most kids didn't know what Roe v. Wade was about. 'Roe vs. Wayne?' asked one. 'Segregation, maybe?' 'Where we declared bankruptcy?'
Headcount's Marc Brownstein concedes, 'there's a lot of uninformed voters out there.' But he argued: 'Democracy is not about taking the most educated portion of the society and having them decide who's going to run the entire society. Democracy is about every individual having a voice.' I suggested that when people don't know anything, maybe it's their civic duty not to vote.
'It's an argument that really, really smacks against everything we hold dear as Americans,' Bernstein replied. ...
Economist Bryan Caplan, author of 'The Myth of the Rational Voter,' points out, 'the public's knowledge of politics is shockingly low.' He scoffs at the idea that 'it's everyone's civic duty to vote.'
'This is very much like saying, it's our civic duty to give surgery advice,' Caplan said. 'We like to think that political issues are much less complicated than brain surgery, but many of them are pretty hard. If someone doesn't know what he's talking about, it really is better if they say, look, I'm going to leave this in wiser hands.'
Isn't it elitist to say only some people should vote? 'Is it elitist to say only some people should do brain surgery? If you don't know what you're doing, you are not doing the country a favor by voting.' ... Voting is serious business. It works best when people educate themselves. If uninformed people stay home on Election Day, good." --ABC "20/20" co-anchor John Stossel
"At any given moment, there is a sort of all pervading orthodoxy, a general tacit agreement not to discuss large and uncomfortable facts." - George Orwell, author of the book 1984
"The world wishes to be deceived." - Sebastian Franck (around 1500 A.D.)
"Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it." - Emily Dickinson
"The history of the race, and each individual's experience, are thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal." -- Mark Twain
"One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived." - Niccolo Machiavelli
"A man of understanding has lost nothing, if he has himself." - Michel de Montaigne
"Nobody should be compelled to respect an ideology that doesn’t respect them." - Pat Condell
Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the
Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears:
20: But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock.
21: Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads.
22: So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found. - 1 Samuel, chapter 13
"The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs." - Deu 32:25
"But now one who has a money bag should take it, and
a sack, and one who does not have a sword should sell his cloak and buy one." - Jesus Christ. Luke 22:36
"When a strong man (a man of superior physical strength) armed
(to furnish fully with arms; weapons) keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace." - Jesus Christ. Luke 11:21
"Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully,
and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood." The word of God to Jeremiah. Jeremiah 48:10
"Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight." - Psalm 144:1
"The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going." – Proverbs 14:15
"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun." — The Dalai Lama, (May 15, 2001, The Seattle Times) speaking at the "Educating Heart Summit" in Portland, Oregon, when asked by a girl how to react when a shooter takes aim at a classmate
"Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule." - Jefferson Davis
"The only thing wrong with Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address was that it was the South, not the North, that was fighting for a government of the people, by the people and for the people." -- H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." -- Plato (429-347 BC)
"A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man; a debt he proposes to pay off with your money." -- G. Gordon Liddy (1930-) Attorney, FBI agent, politician, radio personality
"Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain." - Niccolo Machiavelli
"Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage." - H. L. Mencken
"In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay for it." - Alexis de Tocqueville
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” - Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802) 3rd president of US (1743 - 1826)
"You seem ... to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy... The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal." --Thomas Jefferson, 1820e
“The Constitution is a written instrument. As such, its meaning does not alter. That which it meant when it was adopted, it means now.” - S. Carolina v. U.S., 199 U.S. 437, 448 (1905).
“We are bound to interpret the Constitution in the light of the law as it existed at the time it was adopted.” - Mattox v. U.S., 156 US 237, 243.
"The right of a citizen to bear arms, in lawful defense of himself or the State, is absolute. He does not derive it from the State government. It is one of the high powers" delegated directly to the citizen, and `is excepted out of the general powers of government.' A law cannot be passed to infringe upon or impair it, because it is above the law, and independent of the lawmaking power." - Cockrum v. State, 24 Tex. 394, at 401-402 (1859)
"The only protection of every citizen from such deprivation of rights is a strict adherence to the Bill of Rights by everyone for everyone. This should be self-evident but the danger of erosion of rights stems largely from the fact that so many citizens of the majority, who have never been deprived of any of these rights, find it difficult to understand what the deprivation of them means in the lives of others." -- Earl Warren (1891-1974) Chief Justice, U. S. Supreme Court Source: "A Republic, If You Can Keep It", p. 48
"They: The makers of the Constitution: conferred, as against the government, the right to be let alone -- the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men." -- Justice Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) US Supreme Court Justice Source: 1928
"As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight. And it is in such twilight that we all must be aware of change in the air -- however slight -- lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. - William O. Douglas, 1939 - 1975 US Supreme Court Justice
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS." -- Mohandas Gandhi
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." -Edmund Burke
"Be assured that if this new provision [the 14th Amendment] be engrafted in the Constitution, it will, in time, change the entire structure and texture of our government, and sweep away all the guarantees of safety devised and provided by our patriotic Sires of the Revolution." -- Orville Browning (1806-1881) US Senator for Illinois 1867
"Most reporters are very sympathetic to gun-control agendas and will skew or lie outright about facts to promote them." — Dennis Cauchon, USA Today
"Reporters today are far removed from America's founding values and are alarmed and contemptuous of gun owners as dangerous lower classes." — Henry Allen, Washington Post
“There are three estates in Parliament but in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder there sits a Fourth Estate more important far than they all. It is not a figure of speech or witty saying, it is a literal fact, very momentous to us in these times.” - Attributed to Edmund Burke, English Statesman [1739-1797]
"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States." — Noah Webster in "An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution," 1787, in Paul Ford, ed., Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, at p. 56 (New York, 1888).
"I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly." - Michel de Montaigne
"The decadence of a civilization by loss of faith and vigour can be observed more than once in history. What is extraordinary about the American situation is the stupidity. The Romans, such is my impression, did not become stupid and incompetent with their decadence. Americans have not lost faith in their cultural inheritance---they have been entirely separated from it. How this happened is one of the few topics still worth exploring in this Twilight." - Clyde Wilson
"The art of politics, under democracy, is simply the art of ringing it. Two branches reveal themselves. There is the art of the demagogue, and there is the art of what may be called, by a shot-gun marriage of Latin and Greek, the demaslave. They are complementary, and both of them are degrading to their practitioners. The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. The demaslave is one who listens to what these idiots have to say and then pretends that he believes it himself." - From H L Mencken's "Notes On Democracy"
"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." -- John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1850), Vol. VI, p. 484.
"[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy; such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit, and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few." -- The Papers of John Adams, Robert J. Taylor, editor (Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1977), Vol. I, p. 83, from "An Essay on Man's Lust for Power, with the Author's Comment in 1807," written on August 29, 1763, but first published by John Adams in 1807.
"When it becomes
dominated by a collectivist creed, democracy will inevitably destroy
Fredrich August von Hayek (1899-1992), Nobel Laureate of Economic
"If you want government to intervene domestically, you're a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you're conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you're a moderate. If you don't want government to intervene anywhere, you're an extremist." -- Joseph Sobran (1946- ) Columnist 1995
"In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all - security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again." - Edward Gibbon [On ancient Athens]
“The great trouble with religion – any religion – is that a religionist, having accepted certain propositions by faith, cannot thereafter judge those propositions by evidence. One may bask at the warm fire of faith or choose to live in the bleak uncertainty of reason – but one cannot have both.” From the science fiction novel ‘Friday’ by Robert A. Heinlein Pg. 253
"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me to be no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit." -- Thomas Paine, "The Age of Reason" 1794
"The World is divided into armed camps ready to commit genocide just because we can't agree on whose fairy tales to believe. In the end, Religion will kill us all." -- Ed Krebs
"He who wants peace must prepare for war." -- Claudius
[Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus] (10 BC-54 AD) fourth Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty
"It may be your intent to be our masters; how can it be ours to be your slaves?" -- Melians Source: Melians to Athenians, Peloponnesian War, 431 BC
"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means
of preserving peace." -- George Washington (1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'
"War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." -- John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) English philosopher and economist
"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near." - Sun Tzu
"From the east to the west blow the trumpet to arms! Through the land let the sound of it flee; Let the far and the near all unite, with a cheer, In defense of our Liberty Tree." -- Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” -Samuel Adams
Patrick Henry's speech
"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Nations and peoples who forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms." — Robert Heinlein in his novel "Starship Troopers"
"When Pa was at home the gun always lay across those two wooden hooks above the door. ... The gun was always loaded, and always above the door so that Pa could get it quickly and easily, any time he needed a gun." — Laura Ingalls Wilder
..."Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions - everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses "- (Juvenal, Satire 10.77-81)
"Subjugating the enemy's army without fighting is the true pinnacle of excellence." - Sun Tzu, in 'The Art of War'(Think about this quote the next time you sit down in front of your weaponvision(television - the greatest weapon ever invented by human kind).)
“The baths, the wine, and Venus corrupt our bodies, But the baths, the wine and Venus are our life...” -Inscription found on a Roman tomb
"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers
Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterwards. - Francis Xavier
“Many parents believe that only conscious reality or pleasant and wish-fulfilling images should be presented to the child – that he should be exposed only to the sunny side of things. But such one-sided fare nourishes the mind only in a one-sided way, and real life is not all sunny.
“The dominant culture wishes to pretend, particularly where children are concerned, that the dark side of man does not exist, and professes a belief in an optimistic meliorism.
“This is exactly the message that
fairly tales get across to the child in manifold form: that a struggle
against severe difficulties in life is unavoidable, is an intrinsic part of
human existence-but that if one does not shy away, but steadfastly meets
unexpected and often unjust hardships, one masters all obstacles and at the
end emerges victorious.” – Bruno Bettelheim, in his book ‘The Uses of
Enchantment, The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.’
"A nation of sheep must, in time, beget a government of wolves."
-- Bertrand de Juvenal
"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." - H.L. Mencken
"By a very conservative estimate, a hundred million people have died at the hands of their own governments in this century. Given that record, how bad could anarchy be?" — Joseph Sobran
“For when they shall say, peace and security; then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:3
"Most people prefer to believe that their leaders are just and fair, even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which he lives is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all." - Michael Rivero
"Nay, number itself in armies importeth not much, where the people is of weak courage; for, as Virgil saith, “It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep be.”" - Francis Bacon, “Of the True Greatness of Kingdoms and Estates,” The Essays or Counsels Civil & Moral of Francis Bacon, p. 129 (1905).
“You call some place paradise, kiss it goodbye…” The Eagles in their song ‘The Last Resort’ from the album ‘Hotel California’
"He who considers too much will perform little." - Friedrich von Schiller
"Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and work." - Chuck Close
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." — Robert Heinlein
"A sure sign of a genius is that all of the dunces are in a confederacy against him." -- Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) American architect, designer, writer, and educator
"A leader leads by example not by force." - Sun Tzu
"It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience." - Julius Caesar
“There are no hopeless situations; There are only men who have grown hopeless about them.”—Clare Boothe Luce
“Self pity is the most demoralizing of all vices.” - From the science fiction novel ‘Friday’ by Robert A. Heinlein Pg. 244
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." --Col. Jeff Cooper
"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country". -- George S. Patton
"Molon Labe!" (mo-lone lah-veh) - meaning "Come and get them" - King Leonidas, leader of the 300 Spartans in answer to the King of Persia's request for them to lay down their arms. (This ancient dare is often mis-interpreted in modern times. Leonidas had gone out to meet his enemies in battle, a battle he knew he would probably lose. Too many modern gun owners and others who claim to love Liberty use it as an excuse to sit home and wait for the black-suited Nazis to "...come and take my guns from my cold dead hands." This our enemies will be all too happy to do, one family at a time, dying alone, with no real chance to fight back. We should be organizing real fighting forces so when the time comes we can go to our enemies and kill them in place, whether that place is the their offices or their homes or the gun turn-in point. Anything less is just another act of cowardice.)
And from our enemies, the destroyers of human Liberty, both foreign and domestic:
"Democracy is the road to socialism.” - Karl Marx
"The truth is the best propaganda." - Adolph Hitler
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism', they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without ever knowing how it happened." -- Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party Presidential candidate
"As long as capitalism and socialism exist we cannot live in peace; in the end, one or the other will triumph - a funeral dirge will be sung over either the Soviet Republics or over world capitalism." - V.I. Lenin
“The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is revolutionary war.” – William Ayers, member of the "leftwing"(communist) terrorist group Weather Underground and mentor to Barrack Hussein Obama
"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans to legitimately own handguns and rifles" - Bill Klinton March 1, 1993, Remarks by the President In Discussion With National Service Volunteers, Learning Center New Brunswick, New Jersey
"...just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can't constrain the exercise of that right..." – Barrack Hussein Obama, 2008 Philadelphia primary debate
"The democratic concept of man is false, because it is Christian. The democratic concept holds that . . . each man is a sovereign being. This is the illusion, dream, and postulate of Christianity." - Karl Marx
We're here to tell the NRA their nightmare is true!... We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy. We're going to beat guns into submission!-- Rep. Charles Schumer on NBC Nightly News Nov. 30, 1993.
Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.-- Sen. Dianne Feinstein quoted by AP on Nov. 18, 1993
Asked if a federal ban on "assault weapons" would reduce crime, Gwen Fitzgerald of Handgun Control Inc. says, "Let's pass the law and find out." --REASON magazine, May 1991 ("Gun-Shy Judges" by Jacob Sullum)
The Brady Bill's only effect will be to desensitize the public to regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation. — Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post, April 5, 1996
I have not one doubt, even if I am in agreement with the National Rifle Association, that that kind of record keeping procedure [gun registration] is the first step to eventual confiscation under one administration or another. —Charles Morgan, Director, Washington DC ACLU
“If I could have banned them all — (and said) ‘Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns’ — I would have!” declared U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., on the TV program “60 Minutes” on Feb. 5, 1995.
"A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie." — Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
We'll take one step at a time, and the first is necessarily - given the political realities - very modest. We'll have to start working again to strengthen the law, and then again to strengthen the next law and again and again. Our ultimate goal, total control of handguns, is going to take time. The first problem is to slow down production and sales. Next is to get registration. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and ammunition (with a few exceptions) totally illegal. — Pete Shields, founder of Handgun Control, Inc., New Yorker Magazine, June 26, 1976, pg. 53
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it” – Karl Marx(This is usually what political candidates mean by 'change.')
"The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, bows, spears, firearms or other types of arms. The possession of these elements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues, and tends to permit uprising." -- Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Shogun of Japan, August 29, 1558
"The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people as long as government is perceived as working for the benefit of children, the people happily will endure almost any curtailment of liberty." -- Adolf Hitler
“I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” – Barrack Hussein Obama
"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so. Indeed I would go so far as to say that the underdog is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let's not have any native militia or police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order. — Adolf Hitler, April 11, 1942. (Source: "Hitler's Table-Talk at the Fuehrer's Headquarters 1941-1942", Dr. Henry Picker, ed. (Athenaeum Verlag, Bonn, 1951).)
"I believe in Second Amendment rights and the rights of hunters and sportsmen to bear arms and use them in a responsible way. BUT I am concerned about allowing loaded firearms into family-oriented spaces." – Barrack Hussein Obama
"Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily persuaded." - Karl Marx
When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already. . . . What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community." Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945) Source: 1933, quoted in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, "Education in the Third Reich"
Several years ago now, author Gary North wrote: "Meeting with a group of Christians in Austin (Texas) on May 19, 1986, (Attorney General James) Mattox revealed his true colours when asked, 'Is it true that the State of Texas owns our children? Mattox retorted Yes it is true...and not only your children, but you, too! ' - As reported by Al Benson Jr.
“You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.” —Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan (YouTube has the video)
What luck for the rulers that men do not think. Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)
The press must grow day in and day out — it is our Party's sharpest and most powerful weapon. - Josef Stalin Speech at The Twelfth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) (19 April 1923)
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)
"The Confederate flag is offensive in many, many ways, as we all know. It is a symbol of racism and slavery." — John McCain, January 9, 2000, South Carolina(Here's a more detailed history of the flag, and another and another.)
"My paramount object in
this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy
slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it,
and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I
could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.
What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it
helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not
believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall
believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I
shall believe doing more will help the cause."
-- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16th US President Source: Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862
"During his years as Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels employed a simple, but highly cynical set of rules. He said:
So what part of Goebbels’ cynical philosophy does
describe the overall political approach of today’s Democrat Party?" -
"The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than a small one." - Adolf Hitler in 'Mein Kampf'
"The final straw came the other week when Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (a.k.a Joe the Plumber) asked a question about higher taxes for small businesses. Instead of celebrating his aspirations, they were mocked. He wasn’t “a real plumber,” and “They’re fighting for Joe the Hedge-Fund manager,” and the patronizing, “I’ve got nothing but love for Joe the Plumber.
"Having worked in politics, I know that absolutely none of this is on the
level. This back and forth is posturing, a charade, and a political game.
These lines are what I refer to as “hooker lines”—a sure thing to get
applause and the press to scribble as if they’re reporting meaningful news."
“So Long, Democrats” by Wendy Button
"It would be the greatest mistake, certainly, to think that concessions mean peace. Nothing of the kind. Concessions are nothing but a new form of war." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin [Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov] (1870 - 1924), First Leader of the Soviet Union
"The war made possible for us the solution of a whole series of problems that could never have been solved in normal times."
-- Joseph Paul Goebbels (1897-1945) Nazi Propaganda Minister
Source: The Göebbels Diaries, 1942-1943
"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed." -- Mao Tse-Tung Premier of China (1893 - 1976)
“We fought for this country, and a lot of blood was shed. We are not going to give up our country because of a mere X. How can a ballpoint fight with a gun?” – Robert Mugabe on the possible outcome of a Zimbabwe election.
"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river." -- Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971) Premier of the Soviet Union
"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as
pawns for foreign policy." - Henry A. Kissinger, quoted by Monika
Jensen-Stevenson, Kiss the Boys Goodbye, Dutton, 1990, Page 97, citing The
Final Days, Woodward and Bernstein (Simon & Schuster, 1976)
"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer." - Henry Kissinger, New York Times, Oct. 28, 1973
"If the people were to ever find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched." - George HW Bush, cited in the June, 1992 Sarah McClendon Newsletter.
In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy.
"It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number." – from a story on Forbes about the 2008 ‘bailout.’
"I don't care who does the electing, so long as I get to do the nominating." -- William Marcy Tweed (1823-1878) American politician, "Boss Tweed" was convicted for stealing millions of dollars from New York City, died in jail. Tweed was head of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York.
"One death is a
tragedy, but a million deaths are a statistic."
-- Josef Stalin (1879-1953) Communist leader/dictator of the USSR(Who was once openly admired by Amerikan "Liberals," until his murderous ways became public knowledge and he was no longer politically correct.)
“The National Rifle Association has been in support of workable, enforceable gun control legislation since its very inception in 1871.” - NRA Vice President Franklin L. Orth(And that's the problem. You should join Gun Owners of America, the 'no compromise' gun lobby.)
"If the opposition disarms, all is well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves." - Josef Stalin * The Political Report of the Central Committee, The Fifteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.) (7 December 1927)
“Investigate the NRA with renewed vigor. Print names of those who take NRA funds. Support all causes the NRA opposes. The Times-Herald is right. The work a day guy doesn’t envision total confiscation, but many with the real power to sway public opinion and effect change in America do.” – T. Winship, Editor – Boston Globe, in Editor and Publisher Magazine, April 24, 1993, pg. 24
"I now think the only way to control handgun use is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution." — M. Gartner, then President of NBC News, USA Today, January 16, 1992, pg. A9
"Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?" - Josef Stalin
"I'm not here to say that the government is always right, but when the
government tells you to do something, I'm sure you would all agree that I
think you all recognize that is something you need to do." -
"I don't care about crime, I just want to get the guns." - U.S. Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH), 1994.
"But, clearly, the prime minister has laid down some ground rules which any functioning democratic state would insist upon, having to do with, you know, arms belonging to the state, not to -- not in private hands. The current circumstances come out of what I think is a very important and indeed appropriate action that the Iraqi government has taken." - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in a news story about a militia in Iraq refusing to lay down their arms. (How about that imported 'democracy?')
"Ladd Everitt of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence urged tighter gun
control laws and insisted that “the government must have a monopoly on
force” to maintain domestic security. He compared his fight for gun
control to David and Goliath but said the "media is one of the few
constituencies" that sympathize with the gun control cause.
"Everitt recommended Joan Burbeck’s book, which explains that, “Guns are a kind of a token or idol
"I think it is important to understand the tremendous cultural and philosophical divide” between those who advocate stricter gun control and those who oppose it, Everitt said. He claimed that among “hardcore gun owners, it is a profoundly, virulently anti-government attitude” that motivates their gun ownership. He decried the NRA belief that “if our government becomes tyrannical they have a right to take over that government, our democratically elected government!" -
“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924)
"As society becomes more diverse, we must regain the lost art of compromise. Otherwise, we'll never be able to deal with complex problems in ways that protect everyone's rights. Polarization may be good for special-interest groups and political parties, but it's bad for America.
"If Second Amendment absolutists keep standing up and
daring others to pry their guns from their "cold, dead fingers," eventually
somebody's going to do it." – “Liberal” lowlife newswhore
Eblin in the Lexington Marxist Leader(Proving once again that a
"Liberal" freak's version of 'compromise' requires moving in its direction,
or it will kill you, or rather, send out its black-suited Nazis to kill
And from the 'environmentalists':
“I think if we don’t overthrow capitalism, we don’t have a chance of saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have an ecological society under socialism. I don’t think it’s possible under capitalism.” - Judi Barri of Earth First! Quoted by Walter Williams, columnist with Heritage Features Syndicate, State Journal Register, June 25 1992.
“I think all private property should be in the public domain. We should get it all. Be unreasonable. You can do it. Yesterday’s heresy is today’s common wisdom. So, I say, let’s take it all back.” - Brock Evans, VP, National Audubon Society
“We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects… We must reclaim the roads, and plowed land, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers, and return to wilderness, millions of tens of millions of acres of presently settled land.” -- Dave Foreman, Earth First!
“We reject the idea of private property.” -- Peter Berle, (former) president, National Audubon Society, Board member, Sierra Club
"3) We are special interest, one-issue tree huggers. That interest being the preservation of the ecological integrity of the planet. And we have a quite specific and quite radical case to make (get ready, this is planet-saving 101). We demand: a massive and enlightened redistribution of the world’s wealth and land; a drastic reduction in the developed world’s rate of consumption; democratic cooperation to deal with those elements of environmental stewardship that require it; and reducing to local stewardship, local economics and local democracy those that don’t. Needless to say, you won’t find a corporate executive outside the Body Shop, Ben and Jerry’s, Tom’s of Maine or the like who even knows what I am talking about here." - Andre Carothers, reason three why "environmentalists" shouldn't take money from corporations, in his column Unwelcome Saviors - Five Reasons to Oppose Corporate Sponsorship of Earth Day, published in the April 1995 hardcopy edition of “E The Environmental Magazine”
On the New World Order:
"Let me control a peoples currency and I care not who makes their laws..." Meyer Nathaniel Rothschild - A year later he was the head and co-owner of the newly created Federal Reserve Bank.
"The modern Banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banks can in fact inflate, mint and unmint the modern ledger-entry currency." -- Major L. L. B. Angus Source: Billions for the Bankers, Debt for the People by Sheldon Emry
"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits." -- Sir Josiah Stamp (1880-1941) President of the Bank of England in the 1920's, the second richest man in Britain
"We shall have World Government, whether or
not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be
achieved by conquest or consent." --
James Paul Warburg (1896-1969) son of Paul Moritz Warburg, nephew of
Felix Warburg and of Jacob Schiff, both of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. which poured
millions into the Russian Revolution through James' brother Max, banker to
the German government, Chairman of the CFR Source: while speaking before the
United States Senate, February 17, 1950
"The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities states and nation. At the head is a small group of banking houses generally referred to as 'international bankers.' This little coterie... run our government for their own selfish ends. It operates under cover of a self-created screen...[and] seizes...our executive officers... legislative bodies... schools... courts... newspapers and every agency created for the public protection." -- John F. Hylan (1868-1936), Mayor of New York City (1918-1925), nicknamed "Red Mike"
"When the President signs this act [Federal Reserve Act of 1913], the invisible government by the money power -- proven to exist by the Monetary Trust Investigation -- will be legalized. The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation. From now on, depressions will be scientifically created." -- Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr. (1859-1924) Congressman (R-MN), father of famous aviator Source: U.S. Senate, Nov. 1912
"When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain." -- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) French emperor
"Who would have thought, eight years after a conservative administration, moving to get government out of markets, ends up as they leave office with a government-dominated financial market?" - former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker
"In 1993, former president Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement using the mandate of Fast Track. Even though NAFTA faced huge opposition not only by Congress, but also by citizens in the U.S., Clinton was able to push NAFTA because he essentially did not have to answer to anyone. After NAFTA was signed by Clinton, Congress could only vote yes or no, instead of being able to make line-by-line changes to the agreement." – From the editorial: Fast Track to where? Congress must not pass this legislation By The Michigan Daily October 9th, 2001
The most powerful clique in these (CFR) groups have one objective in common they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the U.S. They want to end national boundaries and racial and ethnic loyalties supposedly to increase business and ensure world peace. What they strive for would inevitably lead to dictatorship and loss of freedoms by the people. The CFR was founded for “the purpose of promoting disarmament and submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all powerful one world government.” — Harpers magazine, l958
"There also exists another alliance -- at first glance a strange one, a surprising one -- but if you think about it, in fact, one which is well grounded and easy to understand. This is the alliance between our Communist leaders and your capitalists. This alliance is not new. ... We observe continuous and steady support by the businessmen of the West of the Soviet Communist leaders." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) Russian novelist, Soviet dissident, imprisoned for 8 years for critizing Stalin in a personal letter, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1970 Source: speaking in the Ballroom of the Hilton in Washington, D.C., on June 30, 1975
"We shall have world government
whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent." Statement by Council on
Foreign Relations (CFR-- Run by the Rockefellers) member James Warburg to
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 17th, l950
"Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure--one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it." -- David Rockefeller
"We must realize that our Party's most powerful weapon is racial tension.
By propounding into the consciousness of the dark races, that for centuries
have been oppressed by the Whites, we can mold them to the program of the
Communist Party ... In America, we will aim for subtle victory. While
enflaming the Negro minority against the Whites, we will instill in the
Whites, a guilt complex for the exploitation of the Negroes. We will aid the
Negroes to rise to prominence in every walk of life, in the professions, and
in the world of sports and entertainment. With this prestige, the Negroes
will be able to intermarry with the Whites, and begin a process which will
deliver America to our cause." -
"It is interesting to
note that each solution it achieves invariably results either in the country
involved going communist or vast territories being turned to communist-type
socialism. The United Nations is the great Trojan horse within our gates,
and we can hope for absolutely no help from that quarter, especially while
it promotes and arranges finances, encouragement, and prestige to dissenting
groups involved in so-called liberation movements of terrorist revolutionary
J. Ralph Thompson Source: “Our Readers Write,” Ensign, Mar. 1971, p. 73
"The planning of UN can be traced to the “secret steering committee” established by Secretary [of State Cordell] Hull in January 1943. All of the members of this secret committee, with the exception of Hull, a Tennessee politician, were members of the Council on Foreign Relations. They saw Hull regularly to plan, select, and guide the labors of the [State] Department’s Advisory Committee. It was, in effect, the coordinating agency for all the State Department’s postwar planning." -- Laurence H. Shoup Professors Laurence H. Shoup and William Minter Source: in their study Imperial Brain Trust: The CFR and United States Foreign Policy (Monthly Review Press, 1977)
"The world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government." -- David Rockefeller
"It is the sacred principles enshrined in the United Nations charter to which the American people will henceforth pledge their allegiance." President George Bush addressing the General Assembly of the U.N., February 1,1992
"We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries." -- David Rockefeller
"The Council on Foreign
Relations is “the establishment.” Not only does it have influence and power
in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to
apply pressure from above, but it also announces and uses individuals and
groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high level decisions for
converting the U.S. from a sovereign Constitutional Republic into a servile
member state of a one-world dictatorship." --
John Rarick Congressman
"The task of weaning various people and
groups from the national nipple will not be easy. The sound of whines,
bawls, screams and invective will fill the air as the agony of withdrawal
pangs finds voice." --
Linda Bowles (1952-2003) Columnist
"There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself." -Senator Daniel K. Inouye, during the Iran Contra Hearings and former chair, U.S. Senate MKULTRA hearings in 1977
"... when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people ... will hate the new world order ... and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people." -- H. G. Wells (1866-1946) Source: in his book entitled "The New World Order" (1939)
"To ignore the evidence, and
hope that it cannot be true, is more an evidence of mental illness.'' --
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." — Thomas Jefferson
"The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it's good-bye to the Bill of Rights." – H.L. Mencken
"The authoritarian sets up some book, or man, or tradition to establish the truth. The freethinker sets up reason and private judgment to discover the truth... It takes the highest courage to utter unpopular truths." -- Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) British author, economist, philosopher Source: Freedom and Its Fundamentals
"Freedom for supporters of the government only, for members of one party only -- no matter how big its membership may be -- is no freedom at all. Freedom is always freedom for the man who thinks differently." -- Rosa Luxemburg (1880-1919)
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. - John F. Kennedy, In a speech at the White House, 1962 35th president of US 1961-1963 (1917 - 1963)
"You know your country is dying when you have to make a distinction between what is moral and ethical, and what is legal." -- John De Armond
"The objector and the rebel who raises his voice against what he believes to be the injustice of the present and the wrongs of the past is the one who hunches the world along." -- Clarence S. Darrow (1857-1938) Source: Address to the Court, People v. Lloyd, 1920
“Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.” ~ John Locke
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” - Thomas Jefferson
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." — Benjamin Franklin Historical Review of Pennsylvania. [Note: This sentence was often quoted in the Revolutionary period. It occurs even so early as November, 1755, in an answer by the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Governor, and forms the motto of Franklin's "Historical Review," 1759, appearing also in the body of the work. — Frothingham: Rise of the Republic of the United States, p. 413.
"How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual… as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of." — Representative Suzanna Gratia Hupp (TX)
"When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred." - Niccolo Machiavelli
The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied
males at least 17 years of age... - U.S. Code on the unorganized militia
The Governor is hereby authorized to enlist, organize, maintain, equip, discipline and pay
when called into active field service a volunteer state defense force other than the
National Guard... - Kentucky Revised Statutes on the militia
"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves...and include all men capable of bearing arms." — Richard Henry Lee, Additional Letters from the Federal Framer (1788) at p. 169
C: ‘Did you take up arms against intolerable oppression?’
P: ‘Oppressions? I didn’t feel them.’
C: ‘Were you not oppressed by the Stamp Act?’
P: ‘I never saw one… (and) certainly never paid a penny for one of them.’
C: ‘Well, what about the Tea Tax?’
P: ‘I never drank a drop of the stuff!’
C: ‘Then I suppose you had been reading… about the eternal principles of liberty?’
P: ‘We read only The Bible, The Catechism, Watts’ Psalms and Hymns, and the Almanac.’
C: ‘Well then… what did you mean in going to the fight?’
P: ‘What we meant… was this: we had always governed ourselves and we always meant to.’
Historian Mellen Chamberlain’s 1842 interview of Captain Preston, age 91, who fought at Concord Bridge. From the book "boston 1775, the shot heard around the world," by Brendan Morrissey
"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government." — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist (#28)
"I do believe that where there is a choice only between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence. Thus when my eldest son asked me what he should have done had he been present when I was almost fatally assaulted in 1908 [by an Indian extremist opposed to Gandhi's agreement with Smuts], whether he should have run away and seen me killed or whether he should have used his physical force which he could and wanted to use, and defend me, I told him it was his duty to defend me even by using violence. Hence it was that I took part in the Boer War, the so-called Zulu Rebellion and [World War I]. Hence also do I advocate training in arms for those who believe in the method of violence. I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honor than that she should in a cowardly manner become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonor." — Mohandas K. Gandhi, Young India, August 11, 1920 from Fischer, Louis ed.,The Essential Gandhi, 1962
"How we burned in the prison camps later thinking: What would things have been like if every police operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive? If during periods of mass arrests people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever was at hand? The organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn, author of The Gulag Archipelago.
"We Americans have set dangerous precedents. We can rest assured that those pushing for gun control have no intention of stopping short of total gun confiscation. At some point, we who cherish liberty must summon the courage of our forefathers and tell America's tyrants, 'Give me liberty, or give me death!' The longer we wait, the greater the ultimate bloodshed." -- Walter E. Williams, Professor of Economics, George Mason University.
"The wise man does at once what the fool does finally." -Niccolo Machiavelli
"It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." -- G. K. Chesterton
This is Benito Mussolini - who started out as a marxist/socialist,
an equal to modern self-proclaimed "Liberals."
"Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen." -- Bob Edwards (1925- ) British journalist, former editor of numerous UK publications
"Democracy tends to ignore, even deny, threats to its existence because it loathes doing what is needed to counter them. It awakens only when the danger becomes deadly, imminent, evident. By then, either there is too little time left for it to save itself, or the price of survival has become crushingly high." - Jean-Francois Revel
"As for adopting the ways which the state has provided for remedying the evil, I know not of such ways. They take too much time, and a man's life will be gone." - (Henry David Thoreau - "On Civil Disobedience")
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my children may have peace.” – Thomas Paine
"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence." - Mahatma Gandhi
"A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week." -- George S. Patton
"What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President Source: November 13, 1787, letter to William S. Smith, quoted in Padover's Jefferson On Democracy, ed., 1939
"What is essential in war is victory, not prolonged operations." - Sun Tzu
"I believe in the old and sound rule that an ounce of sweat will save a gallon of blood." -- George S. Patton
"It doesn't require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires to people's minds." — Samuel Adams
"Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of man." - George S. Patton
“A failing state cannot stop a revolution whose time has come.” - Ron Paul
“In the struggle between those seeking power there is no middle course.” -- Cornelius Tacitus (55-117 A.D.)
"Could we have won Spartacus? Could we ever have won?" (Antonious, a runaway Roman slave played by Tony Curtis)
"Just by fighting we won
something. When just one man says "No, I won’t," Rome begins to fear. And
there were tens of thousands who said "No." That was the wonder of it." -
Kirk Douglas as Spartacus in the 1960 feature film “Spartacus,” about a
Roman slave who led a failed rebellion against the empire.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” - Theodore Roosevelt
"We all have it comin' kid." - Clint Eastwood as 'William "Bill" Munny in 'Unforgiven.'
"War is murder! Sheer bloody murder!" - Liam Neeson as Irish patriot Michael Collins in the movie 'Michael Collins.' (This movie should be watched by all patriots who pledge their allegiance to human Liberty and not to a government or location, for as history repeats itself, it predicts the necessities of our future.)
"Once, before appearing on a TV talk show, I
was told I must not advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. Government. I
hadn't actually been planning to foment revolution, but this warning gave me
an idea: "May I advocate the violent restoration of the Constitution?" I got
no answer." -
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men
are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among
Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That
whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the
Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new
Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its
powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their
Safety and Happiness." -
"The bravest are surely those who have the
clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet
notwithstanding, go out to meet it." -
"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it." - Thucydides
Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway. - John Wayne US movie actor & director (1907 - 1979)
And from me:
It's not name calling if it's true.
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on lunch. Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote, in other words, killing the wolves. Nowadays the wolves call themselves "Liberals" and sometimes claim to be "conservative."
What any candidate says in the time leading up to and during a campaign means nothing. That's the 'nothing' that's in the dictionary. Their past affiliations, voting record, bills sponsored and co-sponsored are all that matter.
Definition of “Liberals”: Evil cowardly creatures who elect demagogues to hire thugs with badges to stick their guns in their neighbors’ faces and steal what they’ve worked for because they claim they feel sorry for parasites whose votes the demagogues need to stay in power.
A “Liberal”(socialist, communist) Christian? Impossible. Jesus Christ never said “Force thy neighbor to be a good Samaritan.”
And the Ten Commandments reads thusly: “Thou shalt not steal.”
Why do I need to own a politically incorrect
'assault rifle?' For the creatures("Liberal" freaks)
who tell me I don't 'need' it.
The kind of 'gun control' Amerika needs:
"No child shall be allowed to graduate high school until he/she has demonstrated the ability to control a gun well enough to hit a running "Liberal" at 300 meters."
Common sense 'gun control' is keeping a weapon handy after familiarizing yourself with its use. Reasonable 'gun control' is hitting 8 out of 10 "Liberals" you shoot at. Good 'gun control' is hitting the "Liberal" you target without having to get close enough to smell it. Excellent 'gun control' is dropping it with only one shot.
When my gun is pried from my cold, or hot, dead hands, I intend it to be by a younger, stouter, abler fighter who will continue to use it against those whose every breath is consumed by the relentless effort to destroy human Liberty.
All gun control is propaganda designed to condition the sheeple to accept further ‘control’ until the final objective, civilian disarmament, is achieved. Thus all gun control is an act of war.
If they’re telling you that you don’t have a right to kill them when they move to disarm you they are telling you that they’re your masters. It’s then time to kill them.
Two simple rules to avoid ultimate tyranny:
1. If they're asking for or demanding your weapons, they're the enemy. It's time to get in their face and demand to know what they plan to take next.
2. If they tell the common folk they don't have the right to fight back, the time is probably coming soon when the common folk will have no choice but to fight back. In other words, when they tell you that you don't have a right to fight them, soon you'll probably have to fight them.
When some "Liberal" says "We just don't agree." It shows how little they understand, or the hugeness of their lie. Because most of what they do is not disagreement, but acts of war.
You can lead a jackass to the library but you can't make him think.
Voting for a “Liberal” is like voting to live in Hell on Earth. Tolerating a “Liberal” is like tolerating a brain tumor. Tolerating “Liberal”ism in government is like tolerating cancer.
'Liberals'(communists, socialists, 'social democrats,' progressives and other cute names, and republicrats) don't tolerate my Liberty so why should I tolerate them?
Save the Earth and our Liberty, turn environmentalists and “Liberals” into oil.
The Marxist mutt's new jobs program for "Liberals."
The only hope we have is to stop tolerating "Liberal"ism and to start treating it as the terminal cancer it is... our tolerance is their fuel.
It's time to bring back
the old saying: "Better dead than red."
Only we need to apply it to Amerika's reds.
The word "Liberty" is on all our coins. Are you too
stupid to understand the importance of that?
"Men occasionally stumble over truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." - Winston Churchill
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably why so few engage in it." - (I don't remember the name of the ancient philosopher who said/wrote this. It was over the black board of my high school sophomore history teacher. It was probably the only worthwhile thing I learned in that class of dates and names.)
(I'd like to tell you that I've read all the works of all the minds quoted on this page, but of course I haven't. Most people never will. That's what's so good and important about quotations, they're like little mini book reports that tell the would-be reader what the writer really wanted to get across. Most books can be described in a few pages, their basic facts and themes anyway. For some of the most important books I have read go here. - BB)
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci
"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know." - Ernest Hemingway
"The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
in much wisdom is much grief: and he that
increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.”
– Ecclesiastes or, the Preacher Ch. 1 v. 18
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