More From John W. Whitehead

How do you conquer a nation?
Distract them with football games, political circuses and Black Friday sales. Keep them focused on their differences-economic, religious, environmental, political, racial-so they can never agree on anything. And then, when they are so divided that they are incapable of joining forces against a common threat, start picking them off one by one.

2016-11-29 at 19:41:12

More From Ron Paul!!

The centralization and politicization of education is rooted in the idea that education is a right that must be provided by the government, instead of a good that individuals should obtain in the market. Separating school from state would empower parents to find an education system that meets the needs of their children instead of using the political process to force their idea of a good education on all children.

2016-11-26 at 23:29:47

More From Ludwig von Mises

Liberty is meaningless if it is only the liberty to agree with those in power.

2016-11-25 at 14:31:30

From Sir William Francis Butler

The nation that will insist upon drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.

2016-10-25 at 14:56:53

From La Bruyere

Even the best-intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them: there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do.

2016-10-24 at 15:10:10

From Sir Ernest Benn

When a man is on his own, an individual responsible for himself, he must earn a character--a personal character that is perhaps his first necessity. Others may then learn and imitate his qualities and capabilities. In a planned society he has no need of a character, for no such thing is wanted.

2016-10-21 at 15:19:25

From Albert Einstein

I know not with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.

2016-10-21 at 14:47:52

More From Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

2016-10-21 at 14:46:38

More From Friedrich A. Hayek

Though freedom and wealth are both good things which most of us desire and though we often need both to obtain what we wish, they still remain different. Whether or not I am my own master and can follow my own choice and whether the possibilities from which I must choose are many or few are two entirely different questions. The courtier living in the lap of luxury but at the beck and call of his prince may be much less free than a poor peasant or artisan, less able to live his own life and to choose his own opportunities for usefulness.

2016-10-21 at 14:45:00

From William Henry Chamberlin

A very good case can be made, on moral as well as economic grounds, for a system in which the individual is required to stand on his own feet, not to lean on the state for handouts. Character, resourcefulness, capacity are formed and developed in struggle with obstacles, not in waiting passively for benefits from outside.

2016-10-21 at 14:43:36

From James Rawley and Stephen Behrendt

By the time Christopher Columbus appeared in Lisbon in 1477 an Old World slave trade was thriving in the eastern Atlantic between West Africa, the Atlantic islands, and Europe. In his famous letter on his first voyage he informed Ferdinand and Isabella he could, with their help, give them "slaves, as many as they shall order." On his second voyage Columbus loaded five hundred Indian slaves aboard returning caravels. On the last leg of his voyage to Cadiz, "about two hundred of these Indians died," a passenger recorded, appending, "We cast them into the sea." In this manner the discoverer of the New World launched the transatlantic slave trade, at first in Indians and from west to east.

2016-10-15 at 18:38:26

From Cicero

They say that Lysander the Spartan, whom I have mentioned before, used to remark that Sparta was the most dignified home for old age; for that nowhere was more respect paid to years, nowhere was old age held in higher honour. Nay, the story is told of how when a man of advanced years came into the theatre at Athens when the games were going on, no place was given him anywhere in that large assembly by his own countrymen; but when he came near the Lacedæmonians, who as ambassadors had a fixed place assigned to them, they rose as one man out of respect for him, and gave the veteran a seat. When they were greeted with rounds of applause from the whole audience, one of them remarked: "The Athenians know what is right, but will not do it."

2016-10-15 at 18:35:26

From Andrew Zalucky

Politicians are fallible human beings. By foisting your hopes and dreams onto them, you make yourself a prisoner of their shortcomings. More importantly, by relying on the President to solve all questions of economics, foreign affairs, and private life, the entire country is at the mercy of his or her imperfections.

2016-09-30 at 13:42:02

Yet More From Cousin Lucky

As someone that has dealt with both good and bad police officers I need to stress here that police officers assigned to " high crime " areas are under massive stress from their superiors, from their unions, and from the general public!! Over time their personalities change and their attitudes grow cold!! The job is extremely difficult, and sometimes thankless!! There are however innocent people being killed by police officers and denying that there is a problem is not going to make it go away!! There are many problems within these United States that need attention; this is only one of them!!

2016-09-29 at 15:11:10

From Pascal Robert

Mr. Donald Trump effectively illustrates all of the United States ugly hypocrisies, contradictions, venal greed, and crass lust that is at the core of this Nations true identity!

2016-09-29 at 14:53:55

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!!!