Thoughts


More From Benjamin Franklin

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.

2013-12-18 at 15:54:30

From John F. Kennedy

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie-deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth-persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."

2013-12-18 at 15:52:04

Wisdom From John W. Whitehead

If The Government can tell you what you can and cannot do within the privacy of your home, whether it relates to what you eat, what you smoke or whom you love, you no longer have any rights whatsoever within your home.
If Government Officials can fine and arrest you for growing vegetables in your front yard, praying with friends in your living room, installing solar panels on your roof, and raising chickens in your backyard, you are no longer the owner of your property. If school officials can punish your children for what they do or say while at home or in your care, your children are not your own-They Are The Property Of The State.
If Government Agents can invade your home, break down your doors, kill your dog, damage your furnishings and terrorize your family, your property is no longer private and secure-it belongs to the government. Likewise, if police can forcefully draw your blood, strip search you, and probe you intimately, your body is no longer your own, either.
This is what a world without the Fourth Amendment looks like, where the lines between private and public property have been so blurred that private property is reduced to little more than something the Government can use to Control, Manipulate and Harass you to suit its own purposes, and you the homeowner and citizen have been reduced to little more than a tenant or serf in bondage to an inflexible landlord.

2013-12-09 at 17:14:34

From Mark Antin

"The Czar was always sending us commands - you shall not do this and you shall not do that - till there was very little left that we might do, except pay tribute and die."

2013-12-08 at 17:12:46

From Nelson Mandela

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion, People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

"As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I did not leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I would still be in prison,"

2013-12-06 at 19:06:48

From George Carlin

"You know how I define the economic and social classes in this country? The upper class keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes. The middle class pays all of the taxes, does all of the work. The poor are there just to scare the crap out of the middle class. Keep em showing up at those jobs."

2013-12-03 at 02:54:07

From Uri Avnery

The United States Congress would jump to repeal the Ten Commandments if so ordered by Israel.

2013-11-30 at 03:59:00

Thanksgiving From Matthew A. Givens

Thanksgiving, far from being the simple and uninspiring story of a group of
people learning how to farm, is actually a celebration of what has made
America itself great. It is the story of people working together by working
for themselves first, and in so doing, improving the standard of living for
everyone. These are the American ideas we hold dear.
As you sit down to your table laden with turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie,
remember the true story of Thanksgiving, and what it means to all.

2013-11-28 at 13:12:11

More From Lew Rockwell

The State, for the Fascist, is the ideal organization for realizing a societys and an individuals potential economically, socially, and even spiritually. Individual rights, and the individual himself, are strictly subordinate to the States great and glorious goals for the nation. In foreign affairs, the Fascist Attitude is reflected in a belligerent chauvinism, a contempt for other peoples, and a society-wide reverence for soldiers and the martial virtues.

2013-11-26 at 23:27:48

From Paul Craig Roberts

The conclusion that JFK was murdered by a plot involving the Secret Service, the CIA, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been well established by years of research, such as that provided by James W. Douglass in his book, JFK And The Unspeakable.

2013-11-24 at 01:26:24

From Martin Luther King

"As long as the mind is enslaved, the body can never be free. Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery."

2013-11-15 at 20:56:02

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!!

2013-11-11 at 14:24:33

From Hunter S. Thompson,

"Coming of age in a fascist police state will not be a barrel of fun for anybody, much less for people like me, who are not inclined to suffer Nazis gladly and feel only contempt for the cowardly flag-suckers who would gladly give up their outdated freedom to live for the mess of pottage they have been conned into believing will be freedom from fear." "There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal."

2013-11-11 at 03:15:49

From Albert Jay Nock

The objection to politics and politicians, the primary indictment against all their works and ways, is that they spoil life. Human life is naturally a lovely, enjoyable, attractive thing. We are all conscious that if we could only be left alone, life would be glorious and desirable and we could do almost anything with it. But the politicians never let us alone; and while we are all busily trying to do our poor best with our lives under such throttling conditions as they put upon us, they are busily trying to thwart us.

2013-11-08 at 13:07:26

From Ludwig von Mises

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.

2013-11-05 at 11:53:42

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!!!