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More from Jack Perry

People act like this country is invincible when it cannot even defeat the Afghan version of the Beverly Hillbillies. There is probably two or more Mullah Omar Clampetts still running around over there spiriting turncoat gunmen into United States military headquarters over there to kill off a few American officers. Wow, great allies, what? And so you will find such loyal allies over in Syria, will you? Oh, silly me! That is who became ISIS!

Right, so let us now risk a nuclear war with the Russians who have just come right out and used the phrase - WORLD WAR - to warn us to mind our own business.-Jack Perry-Syria: Turning over the death card

2016-02-15 at 13:51:17

More From Ludwig von Mises

It is an established fact that alcoholism, cocainism, and morphinism are deadly enemies of life, of health, and of the capacity for work and enjoyment; and a utilitarian must therefore consider them as vices. But this is far from demonstrating that the authorities must interpose to suppress these vices by commercial prohibitions, nor is it by any means evident that such intervention on the part of the government is really capable of suppressing them or that, even if this end could be attained, it might not therewith open up a Pandoras box of other dangers, no less mischievous than alcoholism and morphinism.

2016-02-15 at 12:38:07

From Mohandas Gandhi

No good act can produce an evil result. evil means, even for a good end, produce evil results.

2016-02-12 at 12:13:07

From John W. Whitehead

The United States government has become particularly intolerant of speech that challenges the governments power, reveals the governments corruption, exposes the governments lies, and encourages the citizenry to push back against the governments many injustices.

2016-02-12 at 12:11:53

From Albert Einstein

The strength of the United States Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.

2016-02-04 at 19:03:24

From Ms Erica Garner

Black Americans - all Americans - need a leader with a record that speaks for itself. And to me, it is clear. Of all the presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders is our strongest ally.-Ms Erica Garner whose father was unjustly killed by Staten Island Police

2016-01-30 at 09:56:37

From United States Senator Elizabeth Warren

Justice cannot mean a prison sentence for a teenager who steals a car, but nothing more than a sideways glance at a Chief Executive Officer who quietly engineers the theft of billions of dollars.

2016-01-30 at 09:45:03

From Alexis de Tocqueville

Referring to democracy, "The will of men is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided. Men are 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 tryannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, until each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd."

2016-01-29 at 14:28:26

More From Paul Craig Roberts

In the United States the rule of law, and with it liberty, have been lost. With few exceptions, Americans are too ignorant and unconcerned to do anything about it. The longer the rule of law is set aside, the more difficult it is to reestablish it. Sooner or later the rule of law ceases even as a memory. No candidate in the upcoming election has made the rule of law an issue.

Americans have become a small-minded divided people, ruled by petty hatreds, who are easily set against one another and against other peoples by their rulers.

2016-01-28 at 20:10:52

From Robert Houghwout Jackson

It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.

2016-01-25 at 21:41:12

From Leonardo da Vinci

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. It is the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death!!

2016-01-24 at 12:52:46

From John Lennon

When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the systems game. The establishment will irritate you - pull your beard, flick your face - to make you fight. Because once they have got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only things they do not know how to handle is non-violence and humor.

2016-01-05 at 08:44:14

From Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Above all, do not lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.

2015-12-12 at 14:11:52

From Stephen Kinzer

United States President Woodrow Wilson preached the supreme value of self-determination, which he called the right of all people "to choose the sovereignty under which they shall live." In office, though, he sent American troops to intervene in Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Russia. No other President invaded as many countries as this sworn promoter of self-determination. Like his predecessors-and successors- President Wilson insisted that he was doing it for the good of the target countries. Americans would leave them alone, he promised, as soon as they learned "to elect good men." That meant, of course, men who would place the interests of the United States above the interests of their very own countries. In foreign affairs, Wilson sets the gold standard for American hypocrisy.

2015-12-07 at 14:44:55

Another Tidbit from Cousin Lucky

Allowing the population to vote is a release valve that prevents the hunger for revolution!! Changing the hood ornament does not change the car; it only slightly changes the image!!

2015-12-07 at 07:23:42

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!!!