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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

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

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!!!