And More Wisdom From Ayn Rand

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the Government is free to do Anything It Pleases, while the citizens may act only by Permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.

2013-03-17 at 05:33:31

From Pete Du Pont

From the Soviet gulag to the Nazi concentration camps and the killing fields of Cambodia, history teaches that granting the state legal authority to kill innocent individuals has dreadful consequences.

2013-03-17 at 05:26:41

More From Will Rogers

The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.

2013-03-01 at 15:29:29

More From Cousin Lucky

As A Child I Was Fortunate Enough To Be Around Many Men Who Would Not Violate Their Principles!! In The World Of Today Such Men Are Few And Far Between!! Succumbing To Temptations Is A Very Common Trait Of Human Beings; Having Religion Is Supposed To Counter That, Not Cover It Up!!

2013-02-26 at 06:35:25

More From Ron Paul

While I oppose most gun control proposals, there is one group of Americans I do believe should be disarmed: federal agents. The use of force by federal agents to enforce unjust and unconstitutional laws is one of the major, albeit overlooked, threats to liberty. Too often Americans are victimized by government force simply for engaging in commercial transactions disproved of by Congress and the federal bureaucracy.

2013-02-26 at 05:29:21

More From John T. Flynn

Fascism will come at the hands of perfectly authentic Americans who have been working to commit this country to the rule of the bureaucratic state; interfering in the affairs of the states and cities; taking part in the management of industry and finance and agriculture; assuming the role of great national banker and investor, borrowing billions every year and spending them on all sorts of projects through which such a government can paralyze opposition and command public support; marshaling great armies and navies at crushing costs to support the industry of war and preparation for war which will become our nations greatest industry; and adding to all this the most romantic adventures in global planning, regeneration, and domination, all to be done under the authority of a powerfully centralized government in which the executive will hold in effect all the powers, with Congress reduced to the role of a debating society.

2013-02-23 at 04:51:34

More From Leonard E. Read

Only the individual has combined powers of reason and self-control by which to refrain from doing to others that which he would not have another do unto him. Such personal attention to responsibility tends to be lost when individuals are absorbed into special interest groups; these collectives have no perceptual powers, none whatsoever!

2013-01-27 at 20:41:16

More From Cousin lucky

As A Society We Continually Refuse To Face The Fact That Many Women Are Not Capable Of Properly Raising Or Nurturing A Child!! Every Day I See Children Being Cultivated To Be Future Prostitutes, Criminals And Cop-Killers But Our Society Continues To Just Look The Other Way Instead Of Dealing With It!! When I Was A Child Every Parent Was Held Legally Responsible For The Acts Of Their Children; Today That Doctrine Has Been Abandoned And Our Society Suffers Daily From That Very Sad Fact!!

2013-01-23 at 00:34:23

From Herman Schwartz

The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the whim of every cop on the beat, trooper on the highway and jail official. The framers would be appalled.

2013-01-21 at 10:37:12

From Herbert Spencer

What, then, do they want a government for? Not to regulate commerce; not to educate the people; not to teach religion, not to administer charity; not to make roads and railways; but simply to defend the natural rights of man -- to protect person and property -- to prevent the aggressions of the powerful upon the weak -- in a word, to Administer Justice. This is the natural, the original, office of a government. It was not intended to do less: it ought not to be allowed to do more.

2013-01-21 at 10:33:55

More From Cousin Lucky

Unfortunately, The " Forked Tongued " Presidency Of The United States Can
Now Only Be Held By Glib " Charlatans-In-Chief " Able To Fool Lots Of The
" People " Most Of The Time!! Pure Hypocrisy At Its Best!! Our Ultra-Vain
We Are Number One Self-Delusion Just Foolishly Persists!!

2013-01-21 at 09:42:49

More From William Anderson

The Aaron Swartz case was not a legal outlier any more than Michael Nifong was a ROGUE prosecutor. Aaron Swartz faced what thousands upon thousands of Americans face every day from a system of laws that empowers the State and Crushes Liberty and replaces the Light of a free society with the Darkness of tyranny. Most of the victims of American JUSTICE choose to experience the horror and remain alive, even though in reality, unbridled State power has sucked the life out of them just as it drained the life out of Aaron Swartz.

2013-01-21 at 05:43:52

More From Ayn Rand

Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed? said Dr. Ferris. We want them broken. You had better get it straight that it is not a bunch of boy scouts you are up against - then you will know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We are after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you had better get wise to it. There is no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there are not enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What is there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now, that is the system, Mr. Rearden, that is the game, and once you understand it, you will be much easier to deal with.

2013-01-17 at 19:44:36

From Jacob G. Hornberger

There are three important things to remember about the Second Amendment. First, it does not give people the right to own guns. Second, it is an implicit acknowledgement that the U.S. government is the biggest threat to the freedom and well-being of the American people. Third, the rationale for enacting the Second Amendment was to ensure that the American citizenry retained the means to violently resist tyranny by the federal government.

2013-01-04 at 16:06:04

From James Buchanan

We have learned to understand interest-group politics; we no longer have a romantic vision as to how the state operates. If we have not rediscovered, and do not rediscover, and understand the precepts of laissez-faire, as organizing principles, it will be necessary to address that which we do know and have learned. If we know that politics fails and that its natural proclivity is to extend its reach beyond tolerable bounds, we may be led to incorporate constraints into a constitutional structure. Depoliticised economic order is within the realm of the politically-constitutionally possible, even if the accompanying faith in market organization is not fully regained. We can protect ourselves against the appetites of the monster that the Leviathan state threatens to become without really understanding and appreciating the efficiency-generating properties of the market.

2013-01-04 at 14:18:23

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!!!