Thoughts


From Marty Rubin

If you can abuse your power you have too much.

2017-04-11 at 15:07:37

From Suzy Kassem

Stand up for Truth even it means standing alone!!

Whenever you deny the hand of Justice, Violence almost always steps in!!

2017-04-11 at 15:08:44

From John W. Whitehead

Waging endless wars abroad (in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and now Syria) is not making America--or the rest of the world--any safer, it is certainly not making America great again, and it is undeniably digging the United States deeper into debt.

2017-04-10 at 19:47:21

More From Cousin Lucky

Sooner or later President Trumps ill advised foreign adventures are going to bring " serious blowback " upon the ordinary people of the United States; and make World War III an eventuality!!

2017-04-09 at 03:54:27

From Charles Johnson

Liberty has nothing to do with national interests. It is about the individual. It concerns the liberty to live your own life, to pursue your own livelihood, and to come and go as you please to anywhere that is open to you or anywhere you are invited to go.– Charles Johnson

2017-04-09 at 03:53:34

From Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"As I have walked among the desperate, rejected, and angry young men, I have told them that Molotov cocktails and rifles would not solve their problems!! "I have tried to offer them my deepest compassion while maintaining my conviction that social change comes most meaningfully through nonviolent action. But they asked, and rightly so, What about Vietnam? They asked if our own nation was not using massive doses of violence to solve its problems, to bring about the changes it wanted. Their questions hit home, and I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own United States government."

2017-04-06 at 14:24:22

From Alexis de Tocqueville

The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting: such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

2017-04-05 at 12:45:19

From Susan Neiman

"We the people" should have learned early on that a government that repeatedly lies, cheats, steals, spies, kills, maims, enslaves, breaks the laws, overreaches its authority, and abuses its power at almost every turn can not be trusted.

2017-04-04 at 19:01:12

From Percy Andreae

And here we come to the vital distinction between the advocacy of temperance and the advocacy of prohibition. Temperance and self-control are convertible terms. Prohibition, or that which it implies, is the direct negation of the term self-control. In order to save the small percentage of men who are too weak to resist their animal desires, it aims to put chains on every man, the weak and the strong alike. And if this is proper in one respect, why not in all respects? Yet, what would one think of a proposition to keep all men locked up because a certain number have a propensity to steal?

2017-04-04 at 14:19:46

From The Reflections Of Chamfort

The net result of thirty or forty centuries of intellectual and physical effort has been to deliver three hundred million people all round the globe into the hands of some thirty or so despots, mainly ignorant idiots, each controlled by three or four stupid scoundrels. So what can we think of mankind? And what can we expect to see in the future?

2017-04-03 at 18:09:14

More From Cousin Lucky

Unfortunately, there are way too many people who feel that they have the right to " OWN " other human beings and dictate their lives!!

2017-04-01 at 12:15:20

From Norman Thomas

The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of "liberalism" they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.

2017-03-31 at 11:54:33

From Laurence M. Vance

The nonaggression principle is designed to prohibit someone from infringing upon the liberty of another. It is the core premise of the philosophy of libertarianism. Aggression is theft, fraud, the initiation of nonconsensual violence, or the threat of nonconsensual violence. The initiation of aggression against the person or property of others is always wrong. Violence is justified only against violence. No violence may be used against a non-aggressor. Force is justified only in defense or retaliation, but is neither essential nor required: You can chase a burglar away instead of shooting him. Force must also be proportional: You may not kill someone just because he walks across your lawn.

2017-03-30 at 22:58:07

And More From Henry David Thoreau

I please myself with imagining a State at last which can afford to be just to all men, and to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor; which even would not think it inconsistent with its own repose, if a few were to live aloof from it, not meddling with it, nor embraced by it, who fulfilled all the duties of neighbors and fellow-men. A State which bore this kind of fruit, and suffered it to drop off as fast as it ripened, would prepare the way for a still more perfect and glorious State, which also I have imagined, but not yet anywhere seen.

2017-03-29 at 18:03:45

From Judge Learned Hand

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.

2017-03-28 at 12:34:09

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!!!