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

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

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!!!