Thoughts


From George Washington

The best and only safe road to honor,glory and true dignity is JUSTICE.

2018-02-13 at 12:54:12

From Justice Robert H. Jackson, Brinegar v. United States

Uncontrolled search and seizure is one of the first and most effective weapons in the arsenal of every arbitrary government. Among deprivations of rights, none is so effective in cowing a population, crushing the spirit of the individual and putting terror in every heart.

2018-02-12 at 14:34:33

More From Ron Paul

In the meantime, be skeptical of both political parties. With few exceptions they are not protecting liberty but promoting its opposite.

2018-02-10 at 13:41:51

More From Alexis de Tocqueville

Next to the general idea of virtue, I know of no idea more beautiful than that of rights, and, indeed, it would be more accurate to say that the two ideas are indistinguishable. The idea of rights is none other than the idea of virtue introduced into the world of politics.

2018-02-09 at 15:12:41

From George S. Schuyler

The tragedy of so many intellectuals in the contemporary world is that while opposing extreme forms of totalitarianism, they are themselves half-totalitarian; that is to say, they express a desire for a society which is half-controlled, half-regimented, half-planned, part capitalist, and part socialist. This strange hybrid they will find (indeed, have found) to be a Frankenstein monster which, ironically, they have a great responsibility for creating.

2018-02-07 at 13:17:13

From John Locke

Should a robber break into my house, and, with a dagger at my throat, make me seal deeds to convey my estate to him, would this give him any title? Just such a title by his sword has an unjust conqueror who forces me into submission. The injury and the crime is equal, whether committed by the wearer of a crown or some petty villain.

2018-02-05 at 13:26:22

From Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.

2018-02-05 at 13:25:12

More From Alexis de Tocqueville

What good does it do me, after all, if an ever-watchful authority keeps an eye out to ensure that my pleasures will be tranquil and races ahead of me to ward off all danger, sparing me the need even to think about such things, if that authority, even as it removes the smallest thorns from my path, is also absolute master of my liberty and my life; if it monopolizes vitality and existence to such a degree that when it languishes, everything must also sleep; and when it dies, everything must also perish?

2018-02-03 at 00:20:09

From Louis Dembitz Brandeis

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

2018-02-03 at 00:18:02

More From Ludwig von Mises

There are circumstances which make the consumption of capital unavoidable. A costly war cannot be financed without such a damaging measure....There may arise situations in which it may be unavoidable to burn down the house to keep from freezing, but those who do that should realize what it costs and what they will have to do without later on.

2018-01-30 at 15:32:01

From James Madison

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.

2018-01-23 at 12:36:04

From James Mussatti

Our most formidable fortress of defense in time of stress still remains the Constitution of the United States. But it is only as good as our understanding and defense of the purpose for which it was drafted. Eternal vigilance and personal responsibility are still the price of human liberty.

2018-01-16 at 14:46:31

From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.

2018-01-15 at 21:41:52

From My Grandfather Robert Lee

You can not do anything about the weather and you can not do anything about the way that other people feel about you; you have to learn how to deal with all of them!!

2018-01-07 at 09:54:53

From Nelson Mandela

It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.

2018-01-03 at 17:47:55

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!!!