Thoughts


From George B. De Huszar

We therefore believe in liberty because we believe in the harmony of the universe, that is, in God. Proclaiming in the name of faith, formulating in the name of science, the divine laws, flexible and vital, of our dynamic moral order, we utterly reject the narrow, unwieldy, and static institutions that some men in their blindness would heedlessly introduce into this admirable mechanism.

2017-07-21 at 17:00:30

More From Thomas Paine

It has been thought a considerable advance towards establishing the principles of Freedom, to say, that government is a compact between those who govern and those that are governed: but this cannot be true, because it is putting the effect before the cause; for as man must have existed before governments existed, there necessarily was a time when governments did not exist, and consequently there could originally exist no governors to form such a compact with. The fact therefore must be, that the individuals themselves, each in his own personal and sovereign right, entered into a compact with each other to produce a government: and this is the only mode in which governments have a right to arise, and the only principle on which they have a right to exist.

2017-07-19 at 13:24:04

From Hanford Henderson

There is but one defensible social ideal, and that is a world in which every individual is free to work out the inner impulses of the Spirit, without aggression on his part or interference on the part of others. A State which accomplished this simple, primal duty, the protection of all its citizens, would accomplish something greater than has yet been historically recorded, and something which no State, preoccupied with illegitimate and paternalistic activities, is ever likely to accomplish.

2017-07-17 at 17:24:53

From Laurence M. Vance

Therefore, any decrease in any tax rate by any level of government is always good and any increase in any deduction or credit by any level of government is likewise always just as good because the result of either one of these things is that Americans get to keep more of their money in their pockets and out of the filthy, blood-drenched hands of Uncle Sam.

2017-07-15 at 11:47:24

From Andrew Hamilton

Power may justly be compared to a great river. While kept within its due bounds it is both beautiful and useful. But when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed; it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it comes. If, then, this is the nature of power, let us at least do our duty, and like wise men who value freedom use our utmost care to support liberty, the only bulwark against lawless power, which in all ages has sacrificed to its wild lust and boundless ambition the blood of the best men that ever lived...

2017-07-13 at 16:08:22

From Confucius

If a state is governed by the principles of reason, poverty and misery are subjects of shame; if a state is not governed by the principles of reason, riches and honors are the subjects of shame.

2017-07-12 at 13:00:28

From Ron Paul

I think it is time for us to declare our independence from an oppressive government that seeks to control our money and our lives in ways unimaginable to those who rebelled against the British Crown in 1776. Our revolution is peaceful, and it concentrates on winning hearts and minds one at a time. But it marches on. We must reclaim the spirit of independence every day and every night and intensify the struggle against those who seek to impose tyranny upon us.

2017-07-08 at 13:58:03

From Mark Helprin

You can always make a case for the public interest if you are willing to exclude from common equity those whose rights you seek to abridge.

2017-07-04 at 13:17:22

And More From Cousin Lucky

John F. Kennedy was one man who got to be president of the United States; his administration was filled with very smart rational people with the " common good of our country " at heart!!
The " entrenched extremely powerful elite " were against everything that he, and his administration, stood for so they got rid of him; and everyone else that dared to champion any " cause of the United States masses "!!
I am a proud principled United States citizen, but I am very ashamed of the actions of my government here and abroad!!

2017-07-02 at 11:35:39

From Moses Ben Maimon

What is noble can be said in any language, and what is mean should be said in none!!

2017-06-27 at 14:17:28

From William Ellery Channing

They who have read about everything are thought to understand everything, too, but it is not always so; reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. We are of the ruminating kind, and it is not enough to cram ourselves with a great load of collections--we must chew them over again.

2017-06-20 at 15:47:59

More From Chalmers Johnson

Wars and imperialism are Siamese twins joined at the hip. Each thrives off the other. They cannot be separated.

2017-06-19 at 18:58:18

From Frank S. Meyer

For moral and spiritual perfection can only be pursued by finite men through a series of choices, in which every moment is a new beginning; and freedom which makes those choices possible is itself a condition without which the moral and spiritual ends would be meaningless. If this were not so, if such ends could be achieved without the continuing exercise of freedom, then moral and spiritual perfection could be taught by rote and enforced by discipline - and every man of good will would be a saint. Freedom is therefore an integral aspect of the highest end.

2017-06-15 at 14:15:26

From Goethe

The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.

2017-06-14 at 13:51:29

From Max Stirner

The State calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.

2017-06-02 at 14:02:17

As You Traverse This Life Please Try To Remember That There Are No Absolute Mistakes; There Are Only Errors In Your Perceived Judgement As To The Likely Outcomes Of Your Actions!!!