Thoughts


From Charles B. Shuman

The greatest threat to the future of our nation - to our freedom - is not foreign military aggression.. but the growing dependence of the people on a paternalistic government. A nation is no stronger than its people and the best measure of their strength is how they accept responsibility. There will never be a great society unless the materialism of the welfare state is replaced by individual initiative and responsibility.

2015-06-10 at 18:44:23

From Daniel Mackler

When enough insane people scream in harmony that they really are healthy, they can actually start to believe themselves. Or put even more simply: people with overlapping delusions get along wonderfully.

2015-06-10 at 13:48:57

More From Paul Craig Roberts

Americans live in a matrix of total lies. What can Americans do? Elections are pointless. Presidents, Senators, and US Representatives represent the interest groups that provide their campaign funds, Not the voters. In two decisions, the Republican Supreme Court has made it legal for corporations to purchase the government. Those who own the government will decide what it does, not those who vote. All Americans can do is to accept the serfdom imposed on them or take to the streets and stay in the streets despite being clubbed, tasered, arrested, and shot by the Police, who protect the power structure, not the public. In America, nothing is done for the public. But everything is done to the public.

2015-06-04 at 17:33:56

More From Cousin Lucky

One of the things that I became aware of, after graduating from high school, was how the government entities kept removing more and more of my money for their " taxes and programs "!! Since the money was " deducted " from my weekly pay I never got any say about anything!! In my older years I became a Libertarian because the government " scams " are so ludicrous!! They find a need and then they take 90 cents of every dollar collected for " their upkeep " and they keep the taxpayers angry at the needy instead of angry at the government!! What a system!!

2015-06-03 at 00:00:14

From Thomas Babington Macaulay

Either some Caesar or Napoleon will seize the reins of government with a strong hand, or your republic will be as fearfully plundered and laid waste by barbarians in the twentieth century as the Roman Empire was in the fifth, with this difference, that the Huns and Vandals who ravaged the Roman Empire came from without, and that your Huns and Vandals will have been engendered within your own country by your own institutions.

2015-05-28 at 07:00:54

More From Cousin Lucky

Ah, if I were given one wish from a genie it would be that every victim of a crime be allowed to set the punishment that the perp receive for their crime!! Multiple crimes get multiple punishments!! Government officials, instead of being exempt, would get triple punishment as well as the loss of every single asset!! In a few years crime would not pay and would just fade away very quickly!!

2015-05-23 at 12:05:56

From Cousin Lucky

Unethical police officers, like unethical priests, and like unethical politicians should not be tolerated by our society; nor should they be tolerated by their respective peers!! Unfortunately " just looking the other way " has stained these once honorable professions beyond redemption!!

2015-05-15 at 23:01:20

From Howard Zinn

Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience.

2015-05-02 at 13:57:55

From A. Barton Hinkle

The FBI has now admitted that nearly every forensic examiner in a unit dedicated to microscopic hair analysis provided flawed testimony in hundreds of cases. And 95 percent of the time, they did so in a manner helpful to the prosecution. This is not some minor technical detail without real-world consequences.

2015-05-02 at 13:56:31

From Herbert Hoover

Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow, and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war.

2015-05-02 at 13:54:36

From Cousin Lucky

The powerful do not commit crimes; they have missteps!! They do not have a different set of rules; they have no rules at all!!

2015-04-26 at 19:24:23

From John Salter

A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blood and a thirst for power and must either be smartly rebuked, or blindly obeyed in deadly fear.

2015-04-25 at 02:27:44

From Ms Heather Rheece

I object to the security services violating my privacy in the name of
fighting terrorism. I am not a terrorist and I do not want to be
treated like one. A country in which we are all guilty until proven
innocent is not a free country any longer.

2015-04-13 at 17:20:39

From Albert Camus

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

2015-03-21 at 11:49:39

From Stephen Hawking

The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression. It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or partner a with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.

2015-03-10 at 03:58:08

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!!!