Thoughts


Still More From Thomas Jefferson

When all government, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to
Washington as the Center of all power, it will render powerless the
Checks Provided of one government on another and will become as Venal
and Oppressive as the Government From Which We Separated.

2009-04-08 at 22:00:02

From Ben Moreell

It must be obvious that liberty necessarily means freedom to choose
foolishly as well as wisely; freedom to choose evil as well as good;
freedom to enjoy the rewards of good judgment, and freedom to suffer
the penalties of bad judgment.

2009-04-03 at 16:51:32

From Isabel Patterson

Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident,
lapse, or omission. It is the Result of Their Deliberate Actions, Long
Persevered In, Which They Hold To Be Motivated By High Ideals Toward
Very Virtuous Ends.

2009-04-03 at 16:47:36

From Martin Luther King Jr.

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question -
is it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But Conscience
asks the question - is it right? And there comes a time when one must
take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one
must take it because it is Right.

2009-04-03 at 04:29:54

From Hugo L. Black

For my own part, I believe that our Constitution, with its Absolute
Guarantees of Individual Rights, is the best hope for the aspirations of
Freedom which men share everywhere. I cannot agree with those who think
of the Bill of Rights as an 18th Century straitjacket, Unsuited for this
age. It is old but not all old things are bad. The evils it guards against
are not only old, these evils are with us now, they exist even today.

2009-03-30 at 16:04:37

From Sir Winston Churchill

The Main Vice of Capitalism is the Uneven Distribution Of Prosperity.
The Main Vice of Socialism is the Even Distribution Of Misery.

2009-03-29 at 21:12:59

More From Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Violence Can Only Be Concealed By A Lie, And The Lie Can Only Be
Maintained By More Violence.

2009-03-29 at 11:23:56

From Marcus Aurelius

Look Back Over The Past, With Its Changing Empires That Rose And Fell,
And You Can Foresee The Future, Too.

2009-03-29 at 11:14:58

From Senator Robert M. La Follette

Every Nation has its War Party. It is Not the Party Of Democracy. It
Is The Party Of Autocracy. It Seeks To Dominate Absolutely.

2009-03-29 at 11:10:55

From Edward Abbey

The tragedy of modern war is that the Young Men Die fighting each other
instead of Their Real Enemies back home in Their Capitals

2009-03-29 at 11:06:58

From Lysander Spooner

That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted, or reasonably
be supposed to have honest purposes in view, any longer than it depends
wholly upon voluntary support.

2009-03-29 at 11:05:14

From Sojourner Truth

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world
upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it
back, and get it right side up again.

2009-03-29 at 11:02:58

From Sheldon Richman

It is our self-proclaimed protectors from whom need we protection the most.

2009-03-29 at 11:00:38

From John Adams

There is danger from All Men. The only Maxim of a Free Government ought to
be to Trust No Man Living With The Power To Endanger The Public Liberty.

2009-03-29 at 10:57:08

From Ariel Durant

A Great Civilization is not Conquered from Without until it has
Destroyed Itself From Within.

2009-03-29 at 10:51:40

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!!!