Thoughts


And More From Thomas Paine

We still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping at the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised to furnish new pretenses for revenue and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without a tribute.

2013-09-23 at 14:32:42

From Tom Clancy

What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It is not good at much else.

2013-09-10 at 05:48:02

And More From H. L. Mencken

The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.

2013-09-08 at 11:38:34

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.

2013-09-08 at 11:35:48

From Howard Zinn

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people!!!

2013-09-06 at 01:42:09

More From Thomas Sowell

Does anyone seriously believe that people who are prepared to defy the laws against murder are going to obey laws against owning guns or large-capacity magazines?

2013-09-06 at 01:39:44

More From Frederick Douglass

The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all
concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest
struggle! If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who
profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who
want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without
thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.

2013-08-30 at 00:39:01

From Gene Healy

You may think that Americans have a right to know who we are at war with,
when the government thinks it can kill them, and whether the executive
branch considers the personal data of all Americans "relevant" to
terrorism investigations - but this administration begs to differ. As
far as it is concerned, you can not handle the truth.

2013-08-30 at 00:34:50

From Leslie Snyder

Justice is the only foundation upon which a society of free and independent
people can exist. Justice is a concrete, recognizable, and objective
principle. It is not a matter of opinion.

2013-08-30 at 00:27:55

And More From H.L. Mencken

The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false face for the urge to rule it.

2013-08-30 at 00:21:59

From Former Congressman Ron Paul

Freedom means not only that our economic activity ought to be free and voluntary, but that government should stay out of our personal affairs as well. In fact, freedom and personal liberty are not divisible. How do you plan to exercise your right to free speech if you are not allowed the economic freedom to acquire the supplies necessary to disseminate your views? Likewise, how can we expect to enjoy privacy rights if our property rights are insecure?

2013-07-31 at 13:10:41

From E. F. Schumacher

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction.

2013-07-23 at 01:31:04

From Abraham Lincoln

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose
our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves!

2013-07-03 at 19:24:50

More From Thomas Jefferson

Timid Men Prefer The Calm Of Despotism To The Boisterous Sea Of Liberty.

2013-06-20 at 03:38:43

From Cousin Lucky

Ah, The Results Of Policies Past Show Their Effects On Our Bleak Future!!
Our Goods Now Come From China; Our Government Now Comes From Israel!!

2013-06-20 at 03:40:09

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!!!