Thoughts


From Winwood Reade

Rome lived upon its principal till ruin stared it in the face. Industry is the only true source of wealth, and there was no industry in Rome. By day the Ostia road was crowded with carts and muleteers, carrying to the great city the silks and spices of the East, the marble of Asia Minor, the timber of the Atlas, the grain of Africa and Egypt; and the carts brought out nothing but loads of dung. That was their return cargo.

2014-02-25 at 02:15:18

From Rak Razam

The history of Western culture in the last two thousand years could be
seen as the " Empire of the Mind conquering the exterior world and
extinguishing the interior one, with the result that we have atrophied
our spiritual connection."

2015-02-19 at 15:35:04

From Mother Teresa

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

2014-02-23 at 03:19:09

And More From Benjamin Franklin

This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God had given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.– This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God had given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.

2014-02-22 at 05:13:57

Wisdom From Paul Craig Roberts

The assumption that man is a rational animal is incorrect. He and she are emotional creatures, not Dr. Spock of Star Trek. Humans are brainwashed by enculturation and indoctrination. Patriots respond with hostility toward criticisms of their governments, their countries, their hopes and their delusions. Their emotions throttle facts, should any reach them. Aspirations and delusions prevail over truth. Most people want to be told what they want to hear. Consequently, they are always gullible and their illusions and self-delusions make them easy victims of propaganda. This is true of all levels of societies and of the leaders themselves.

2014-02-21 at 03:54:15

From Tom Anderson

Switching from one President to the next is too often like leaving a spoiled diaper on a baby and just changing the safety pin!!

2014-02-17 at 11:06:57

From William Ernest Hocking

The Liberty of going wrong is the seamy side of the priceless privilege of going right by free choice rather than by compulsion.

2014-02-06 at 03:38:14

From Fred Reed

If you want something resembling an accurate picture of the Government and its Misbehavior, you can piece it together from the Guardian, Rolling Stone, Drudge, the Unz Review, and Antiwar.com. If you want actual Government, it is Hopeless. But Washingtons antics are at least interesting. You know, like watching the fingers fall off of a leprosy patient.

2014-01-25 at 15:41:30

More From Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

It is time we viewed the State for what it really is: a mechanism by which Rulers Enrich Themselves at the Expense of the Ruled. Everything else is a Smokescreen!!

2014-01-25 at 09:32:14

From U.S. Senator Rand Paul

"Our government is simply too big and too out-of-control. When it comes to receiving fair justice, perhaps Black Americans understand this best."

2014-01-23 at 13:58:47

From James Bovard

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

2014-01-23 at 13:54:02

More From Cousin Lucky

The Most Profitable American Business Is Still, By Far, The Widespread Distribution Of Illegal Narcotics!!

2014-01-19 at 10:45:24

From Noam Chomsky

It used to be said years ago that the United States is a one-party state -- the business party -- with two factions, Democrats and Republicans. That is no longer true. It is still a one-party state -- the business party -- but now it has only one faction. And it is not Democrats, it is moderate Republicans. The so-called New Democrats, who are the dominant force in the Democratic Party, are pretty much what used to be moderate Republicans a couple of decades ago. And the rest of the Republican Party has just drifted off the spectrum.

2014-01-12 at 07:51:44

From Leonard E. Read

It is incorrect to think of liberty as synonymous with unrestrained action. Liberty does not and cannot include any action, regardless of sponsorship, which lessens the liberty of a single human being. To argue contrarily is to claim that liberty can be composed of liberty negations, patently absurd. Unrestraint carried to the point of impairing the liberty of others is the exercise of license, not liberty. To minimize the exercise of license is to maximize the area of liberty. Ideally, government would restrain license, not indulge in it; make it difficult, not easy; disgraceful, not popular. A government that does otherwise is licentious, not liberal.

2014-01-12 at 07:50:46

More From Ron Paul

Economic freedom is based on a simple moral rule: everyone has a right to his or her life and property, and no one has the right to deprive anyone of these things.

2014-01-12 at 07:48:53

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!!!