Thoughts


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

From Hans F. Sennholz

War cannot be driven out by War, for the use of evil breeds more evil,
hostility breeds more hostility, and the use of force breeds more force.

2009-03-28 at 11:05:57

And More From Ludwig von Mises

To defeat the aggressors is not enough to make peace durable. The main
thing is to discard the ideology that generates war.

2009-03-27 at 00:27:53

From Mary Bennet Peterson

If any lessons can be drawn from Prohibition, it may be that the easy call
to Pass A Law to bring about a millennium does not always work, that the
supposed cure can be worse than the disease, and that the economic law of
supply and demand can be a lot more pervasive than the countervailing
legislated law of the land.

2009-03-27 at 00:25:15

From John C. Sparks

Expropriation of private property, without the consent of the owner, falls
squarely within the definition of stealing; certainly an immoral action.
Yet, that is the standard procedure in Federal urban renewal programs, and
the results are consistent with the surely immoral nature of the action,
notwithstanding the good intentions of civic leaders seeking to provide
better living conditions for residents of slum housing via government aid.

2009-03-27 at 00:23:26

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!!!