Thoughts


From John Steinbeck

And This I Must Fight Against: any Idea, Religion or Government Which
Limits Or Destroys The Individual. This Is What I Am and What I Am About.
I can understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the
Free Mind, for this is the one thing which can by inspection destroy such
a system.

2009-05-30 at 00:55:50

More From John Adams

I can never join with my voice in the toast which I see in the papers
attributed to one of our gallant naval heroes. I cannot ask of heaven
success, even for my country, in a cause where she should be in the
wrong. Fiat justitia, pereat coelum. My toast would be, may our country
be always successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right.

2009-05-28 at 16:14:48

More From Plato

In Politics We Presume That Everyone Who Knows How To Get Votes Knows
How To Administer A City Or A State. When We Are Ill...We Do Not Ask
For The Handsomest Physician, Or For The Most Eloquent One.

2009-05-26 at 19:06:48

From Pat Buchanan

If We Do Not Stop Behaving Just Like the British Empire, We Will End
Up Just Like The British Empire.

2009-05-24 at 09:21:14

From Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

The STATE Is Driven By Its Own Internal Interests, Which Can Only Be
Fulfilled At The Expense Of The Whole Society. The STATE Always Operates
According To The Principle Of Violence. Violence Is The Truly Ultimate
Bargaining Tool Of Every STATE.

2009-05-23 at 20:05:25

From William Graham Sumner

It Is Of The Essence Of MILITARISM That Under It Military Men Learn To
Despise Constitutions, To Sneer At Parliaments, And Thusly They Look
With Contempt Upon Civilians.

2009-05-23 at 20:02:12

More From Frederic Bastiat

It Is Not True That The Function Of The Law Is To Regulate Our
Consciences, Our Ideas, Our Wills, Our Education, Our Opinions, Our Work,
Our Trade, Our Talents, Or Our Recreation.
The Laws Only Function Is To Prevent The Rights Of One Person From
Interfering With The Rights Of Another Person In Any Of These Matters.

2009-05-19 at 18:37:47

More Wisdom From Rokytnji

And In The End, It Is Not The Years In Your Life That Count. It Is The
Life In Your Years. And Pain Is But A Character Tester At Its Best.
Nothing To Be Afeared Of, Just Plain Uncomfortable Is All That It Is.

2009-05-16 at 21:56:25

From Mahatma Gandhi

I Cannot Teach You Violence, As I Do Not Myself Believe In It. I Can
Only Teach You Not To Bow Your Heads Before Any One Even At The Cost
Of Your Own life.

2009-05-16 at 21:10:05

More From Thomas Babington Macaulay

Either some Ceasar or Napoleon will Seize the Reins of Government with a
Strong Hand, or Your Republic will be as Fearfully Plundered and Laid
Waste by Barbarians in the Twentieth Century as the Roman Empire was in
the Fifth, With This Difference, that the Huns and Vandals who Ravaged
the Roman Empire came from Without, and That Your Huns and Vandals Will
Have Been Engendered Within Your Own Country By Your Own Institutions.

2009-05-12 at 16:50:05

From William Pitt

Necessity Is The Plea For Every Infringement Of Human Freedom.
It Is The Argument Of Tyrants; It Is The Creed Of Slaves.

2009-05-11 at 17:15:30

From U.S. President Barack Obama

In the Next Hundred Days, I will meet with a Leader who Rules Over
Millions with an Iron Fist, who Owns the Airwaves and uses his Power to
Crush All who would Challenge his Authority in the ballot box, President
Obama said, before pausing. It is Good to see you, Mayor Bloomberg!!

2009-05-10 at 12:29:13

From Harry Emerson Fosdick

I Hate War For Its Consequences, For The Lies It Lives On And
Propagates, And For The Undying Hatreds It Arouses.

2009-05-09 at 20:58:00

From Revisionism By Jeff Riggenbach

The Facts about the Gross Violations of Individual Liberty that have been
Championed by U.S. Presidents almost since the beginning, For Example:
John Adams for the Sedition Acts, Andrew Jackson for the Genocidal
Treatment of the American Indians, Abraham Lincoln for the Military
Conscription -to say nothing of his Suspension of Habeas Corpus and his
Imprisonment of Newspaper Editors who had Dared to Disagree with his
Prosecution of the Civil War, William McKinley for the Brutal Suppression
of the Independence Movement in the Philippines after the Spanish American
War, Franklin Roosevelt for the order to round up American Citizens of
Japanese Ancestry and Imprison them in Concentration Camps. Are Any Of
These Inconvenient Facts Likely To Be Selected For Inclusion In Any
Textbook Based Upon That Most Commonly Shared Principle And Magnificent
Illusion Of The Touted Saintliness Of The United States Government?

2009-05-09 at 20:51:44

From Jackson D. Pemperton

The Essence of the Past is Experience; the Essence of the Future is
Opportunity; and the Essence of Wisdom Is To Properly Connect The Two.

2009-05-09 at 00:12:57

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!!!