Thoughts


From William Somerset Maugham

If A Nation Values Anything More Than Freedom, It Will Lose Its
Freedom; And The Irony Of It Is That If It Is Comfort Or Money
That It Values More, It Will Lose That Too.

2010-05-03 at 21:48:05

From William Pfaff

Large and Firmly Implanted Bureaucratic Organizations are Almost
Impossible to Kill, even when they have No reason to continue to exist,
as NATO has not since the Soviet Union, Communism, and the Warsaw
Pact All Collapsed. There is no equivalent to Driving a Stake into the
Heart of a Bureaucracy, whose Impulse to Live is Inextinguishable.
Hence the Persisting Efforts to Force the Beast onto a New Course
Where Some Good Can Come From Its Uncheckable Energy.

2010-05-02 at 10:50:07

From Doug Bandow

The Constitution Envisions A Limited Government Focused On Defending
Americans, Not On Transforming The Rest Of The World.

2010-04-25 at 13:11:28

More Wisdom From Thomas Paine

If there is a Sin superior to every other it is that of Willful and
Offensive war. Most other Sins are circumscribed within narrow limits,
that is, the power of one man cannot give them a very general extension,
and many kind of Sins have only a mental existence from which no
infection arises; but He Who Is The Author Of A War, Lets Loose The
Whole Contagion Of Hell, And Opens A Vein That Bleeds A Nation To Death.

2010-04-15 at 21:09:35

More From Justine Raimondo

Every government lives in fear of its own citizens. The fear waxes and
wanes, as the tides of public opinion and economic ups and downs crest
and wash over the political landscape. In good times, the fear is
somewhat subtle: discontent, albeit ever-present, is masked by
prosperity and contained; in bad times, the fear overflows into the
everyday life of the citizenry, which is viewed with the utmost
suspicion by the ruling elite. In Washington, they are wondering:
How Long Will They Put Up With It?

2010-04-15 at 21:17:32

From Roger Ringer

A Man Has The Right To Dispose Of His Life And His Property In Any
Way He Chooses, Without Interference From Anyone Else. A Man Has No
Right To Dispose Of Any Other Mans Life Or Proeprty, No Matter What
His Personal Rationalizations May Be.

2010-04-14 at 21:24:44

Still More From Frederick Douglas

Where Justice Is Denied, Where Poverty Is Enforced, Where Ignorance
Prevails, And Where Any One Class Is Made To Feel That Society Is In
An Organized Conspiracy To Oppress, Rob, And Degrade Them, Neither
Persons Nor Property Will Be Safe.

2010-04-14 at 21:18:09

More From Friedrich Nietzsche

Everything The State Says Is A Lie, And Everything It Has It Has Stolen.

2010-04-11 at 12:51:44

From Robert A. Heinlen - A Stranger In A Strange Land

Government! Three Fourths Parasitic And The Other Fourth Stupid Fumbling
- Oh, He Conceded That Man, A Social Animal, Could Not Avoid Having
Government, Any More Than An Individual Man Could Escape His Lifelong
Bondage To His Bowels. But Harshaw Did Not Have To Like It. Simply
Because An Evil Was Inescapable Was No Reason To Term It A - GOOD -
He Wished That Government Would Wander Off And Get Lost!

2010-04-07 at 16:30:49

From Paul Graig Roberts

Today Americans Are Ruled By Propaganda. Americans Have Little Regard
For Truth, Little Access To It, And Little Ability To Recognize It.

2010-04-01 at 17:02:49

From Edward Bannett Williams

Civil Liberties Are A Great Heritage For Americans. They Are Not
Rights That The Government Gives To The People, They Are The Rights
That The People Carved Out For Themselves When They Created The
Government.

2010-03-30 at 08:03:29

From John Start Mill

The Only Purpose For Which Power Can Be Rightfully Exercised Over Any
Member Of A Civilized Community, Against His Will, Is To Prevent Harm
To Others. His Own Good, Either Physical Or Moral, Is Not A
Sufficient Warrant.

2010-03-29 at 12:55:15

More Wisdom From Ludwig von Mises

There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about
by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should
come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit
expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency
system involved.

2010-03-26 at 19:54:05

From Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We Are Mad, Not Only Individually, But Nationally. We Check Manslaughter
And Isolated Murders; But What Of War And The Much Vaunted Crime Of
Slaughtering Whole Peoples?

2010-03-26 at 19:52:42

From Astolphe Louis Leonor

A Wealth of Unnecessary and Petty Regulations here Engenders a Whole
Army of Clerks, each of whom carries out his task with a degree of
Pedantry and Inflexibility, and a self-important air solely designed
to add significance to the Least Significant Employment. He refrains
from speaking, but you can see him thinking, more or less: Make Way
For Me; I Am A Cog In The Mighty Machine Of State.

2010-03-20 at 17:30:18

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!!!