Thoughts


From Muhammad Ali

What I suffered physically was worth what I have accomplished in life. A man who is not courageous enough to take risks will never accomplish anything in life."

2016-06-04 at 01:18:13

More From Ron Paul

Black people are tried and imprisoned disproportionately. They suffer the consequence of the death penalty disproportionately. Rich white people do not get the death penalty very often. And most of these are victimless crimes. Sometimes people can use drugs and get arrested three times and never committed a violent act and they can go to prison for life. I think there is discrimination in the system, but you have to address the drug war. I would say the judicial system is probably one of the worst places where prejudice and discrimination still exists in this country.

2016-05-29 at 18:37:53

Fron Dan Sanchez

True discipline is self-discipline, which can only be attained by independently pursuing the opportunities, and braving the rigors, of the real world: by embracing both freedom and responsibility. It takes being independent and free to truly be all that you can be.

2016-05-28 at 12:41:28

More From Alexis de Tocqueville

It is therefore most especially in the present democratic times that the true friends of the liberty and the greatness of man ought constantly to be on the alert, to prevent the power of government from lightly sacrificing the private rights of individuals to the general execution of its designs. At such times, no citizen is so obscure that it is not very dangerous to allow him to be oppressed; no private rights are so unimportant that they can be surrendered with impunity to the caprices of a government.

2016-05-27 at 14:13:48

From Wilhelm Ropke

Modern nationalism and collectivism have, by the restriction of migration, perhaps come nearest to the "servile state". Man can hardly be reduced more to a mere wheel in the clockwork of the national collectivist state that being deprived of his freedom to move. Feeling that he belongs now to his nation, body and soul, he will be more easily subdued to the obedient state serf which nationalist and collectivist governments demand.

2016-05-25 at 10:54:45

From Paul L. Poirot

The more the government is asked to intervene on behalf of some persons and groups at the expense of others, the more difficult it is for anyone to compete in the open market to serve himself by peacefully serving others. No sooner is a special privilege granted by government to a particular person or group than other persons or groups begin fighting to obtain "their fair share".

2016-05-23 at 17:50:49

From T. Thomas Fortune

Political parties in this country do not lead, but follow, public opinion. They hang upon the applause of the rabble, and succeed or fail in their efforts to administer the affairs of Government in proportion as they interpret the wishes of the rabble. Not alone do parties defer to the wishes of the illiterate, the "great unwashed" majority, but individuals as well, who prefer to ride upon the wave of success as the champions of great wrongs rather than to go into retirement as the champions of just principles. The voice of the Charmer is all too powerful to be successfully resisted.

Republics have always been fruitful of demagogues, Such vermin find the soil of democratic government the most fertile and congenial for their operations, because the audiences to which they speak, the passions to which they appeal, are not always of the most reflective, humane or enlightened. Demagogues are the parasites of republics; and that our country is afflicted with an abnormal number of them is to be expected from the tentative nature of our institutions, the extent of our territory and the heterogeneity of our vast population.

2016-05-23 at 13:50:33

More From Paul Craig Roberts

Washington has destroyed seven countries in whole or part in order to enrich the American elite and comply with the neoconservative drive for United States world hegemony.

2016-05-23 at 13:44:50

From Cindy Sheehan

The qualifications for president seem to be that one is willing to commit mass murder one minute and hand presidential medals of freedom to other war criminals in the next. One need only apply if one has very loose, flexible, or non-existent morality.

2016-05-23 at 13:43:16

From St Francis of Assisi

He who works with his hand is a labourer; he who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman; he who works with his hands, head and heart is an artist.

2016-05-21 at 16:28:27

From Henry Hazlitt

If the welfarist-socialist-inflationist- trend of recent years continues in this country, the outlook is dark. It is a prospect of mounting taxation, snowballing expenditures, chronic deficits, a budget out of control, an accelerating rate of inflation of the kind endemic in Latin America (at least for the last generation), a collapse of the dollar, increasing world currency chaos, and more and more ruthless price, wage, and exchange controls, leading toward a regimented economy and dictatorship. And if this trend is interrupted temporarily, it may be by riots, assassinations, and a breakdown of law and order.– Henry Hazlitt

2016-05-20 at 17:44:24

From Author Unknown

Courage does not mean that you do not get afraid.
Courage means that you do not let fear stop you!!

2016-05-19 at 16:16:09

Yet More From Cousin lucky

Unfortunately, the population of these United States are being preyed upon by the criminals, the banksters, and our own unethical government leaders!! We are not a population to be educated and made godly; we are a population to be used and exploited to the greatest extent possible!! Welcome to subversion 101 " hooking the entire population on drugs and fantasy "!!

2016-05-14 at 15:09:14

From Margaret Kimberley

Black voters in particular are so fearful of Republican victory that any Democratic Party policy, no matter how damaging to them, gets the go ahead.

2016-05-14 at 11:59:07

From Laurence M. Vance

The United States troops are not defending anything. They are engaging in the offense: intervening, violating, invading, occupying, killing, maiming, destroying, and making widows and orphans.

2016-05-14 at 11:12:49

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!!!