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More From Cousin Lucky

As children we led three lives; at home we led a strict life, in our own neighborhood where we were known we led a different life, but where nobody knew us we let all the mischief within us hang right on out!!

2015-09-04 at 12:39:42

From Joseph Sobran

If you want government to intervene domestically, you are a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you are a conservative. If you want government...to intervene everywhere, you are a moderate. If you do not want government to intervene anywhere, you are an extremist.

2015-09-03 at 12:24:10

From Paul Thomas New Zealand Herald

Trump personifies everything the rest of the world despises about America: casual racism, crass materialism, relentless self-aggrandizement, vulgarity on an epic scale. He is the Ugly American in Excelsis.

2015-08-31 at 14:19:06

More From H.L. Mencken

The state -- or, to make matters more concrete, the government -- consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can not get, and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time it is made good by looting "A" to satisfy "B". In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is a sort of advanced auction on stolen goods.

2015-08-18 at 13:49:39

From Augustin Cochin

When the acts of a popular power attain a certain degree of arbitrariness and become oppressive, they are always presented as acts of self-defense and public safety.

2015-08-15 at 04:34:54

From Oscar Wilde

Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. There lies its immense value. For what it seeks is to disturb monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine.

2015-08-11 at 15:59:01

More More Cousin Lucky

The undeniable fact is that the " American People " are the ones that go to the polls and vote!! Every single voter will use his or her vote as they deem fit!! The media can influence voters, big money can influence voters, but in the end it is the American People that go to vote in the primaries that will determine the standard bearers of our two major political parties. Do not look now but generally the American People are really fed up with our government, big banks, cronyism, and no punishments given to white collar criminals, etc.!! Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are riding on the crest of the massive dissatisfaction that is lurking in almost every corner of America!!

2015-08-08 at 13:41:36

From William Ellery Channing

I call that mind free which protects itself against the usurpations of society, which does not cower to human opinions, which feels itself accountable to a higher tribunal than mans.

2015-08-04 at 18:51:44

And Again From Cousin Lucky

The true history of savage brutal slavery in America will not be erased by removing the stars and bars flag of the confederacy!! Many people are very proud of the lynchings, whippings, and other atrocities committed for many many years without much dissent!! Mr Dylann Roofs hate-fueled church massacre, his manifesto, his American flag burning, and his lavish praise of apartheid symbols in contrast to his victims families forgiveness of his crimes brought to light that the souths rose-colored glasses view of their true history need to be taken off!!

2015-07-10 at 16:44:37

Yet More From Cousin Lucky

We really do not have a " political system " in our country; what we clearly have is a ten ring circus!!

2015-07-04 at 09:30:30

From William Ebenstein

History is a vast graveyard filled with "realists" like Napoleon, William II, Hitler, and Mussolini. They all underestimated the important imponderables in the equation of power but missed, in particular, the one component that in the end proved decisive: The will of man to be free, to put freedom above all other goods, even above life itself.

2015-06-30 at 19:25:58

More From Ayn Rand

-when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws do not protect you against them, but protect them against you--when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice--you may know that your society is doomed.

2015-06-29 at 23:13:52

From Ignazio Silone

Liberty is not a thing you are given as a present. He who thinks with his own head is a free man. Liberty is something you have to take for yourself. It is no use begging it from others.

2015-06-26 at 10:17:53

Yet More From Cousin Lucky

It would take God almighty to come to earth and remove all of the " isms " from the minds of human beings!! If I had a dollar for every slight, disrespect, maltreatment, and yes beating in my life I would be very rich by now!! Racism, sexism, classism, etc. is out there in the world; if it bends your thinking or deters you from your goals; then it has won and you have lost!!

2015-06-22 at 14:30:19

And More From Cousin Lucky

Subverting American children with narcotics is really an act of treason and should be punished as such!!

2015-06-13 at 16:45:07

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!!!