From Kirkpatrick Sale

This is a difficult time in these United States of America, when race has come to the forefront in many different ways and brought forth the unpleasant realization that we did not end racism with the election of a black President and that indeed there are many segments of our society, both white and black, where racism operates all the time, subtly if not overtly. It might seem inevitable that in these conditions people will be oversensitive and overreact, just to try to deny this truth.

But it does no service to either justice or racial harmony to make a reasonable criticism into an ugly smear. As a nation, we have to be more reasoned.

2016-06-22 at 10:38:38

From Irwin Ozborne

There are a lot of problems in American society and culture including drugs, alcohol, teenage pregnancy, violence, gangs, poverty, obesity, and other mental and emotional problems. While this seems like a wide-range of issues, they all come from the same source - the absence of a father.

2016-06-19 at 07:37:47

From Human Rights Watch

Americans have been told that their government is keeping them safe by preventing and prosecuting terrorism inside the United States! But take a closer look and you realize that many of these people would never have committed a crime if not for law enforcement encouraging, pressuring, and sometimes paying them to commit terrorist acts.

2016-06-15 at 13:19:03

From John Jay

It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting any thing by it; nay, absolute monarch will often make war when their nations are to get nothing by it, but for purposes and objects merely personal, such as a thirst for military glory, revenge for personal affronts, ambition, or private compacts to aggrandize or support their particular families or partisans. These and a variety of other motives, which affect only the mind of the sovereign, often lead him to engage in wars not sanctioned by justice or the voice and interests of his people.

2016-06-14 at 16:54:50

More from Cousin Lucky

If a moral person enters " government service " they will find themselves being a cog of the sinister immorality I call " Satanville "!! This moral person must eventually choose to either give up their " government service job " or give up their principled morality!!

2016-06-14 at 06:33:14

More From Jack Perry

I say, let us record the speeches of Hillary and start beaming them to all quadrants of outer space. We will never need to worry about an invasion from outer space. They will quarantine this planet for 25,000 years as a hotbed of possibly contagious stupidity.

2016-06-10 at 02:03:39

More From Jack Perry

If you believe these elections are not a sham written like a script, I will sell you the Golden Gate Bridge. If you believe our wars are not engineered in advance and then sold to us once they have decided to go ahead and start them, then I will sell you the Statue of Liberty. And I will also sell you the Constitution because the United States government is obviously not using it anymore.

2016-06-09 at 08:56:05

More From Muhammad Ali

My conscience will not let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they did not put no dogs on me, they did not rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father. Shoot them for what? How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.

2016-06-05 at 10:54:42

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

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!!!