Thoughts


From Bruce D. Porter

Instead of liberty, the favorite watchword, has become, liberation. Under
this banner march the tyrannies of our time, from Soviet Russia with its
wars of national liberation to the kaleidoscope of coercive political
programs in America which invoke the mirage of liberation. The twentieth
century has been a Century of Liberation - of a War on Freedom fought
in the Name of Freedom.

The irony of the present American course is that in the name of freedom
from restraints, every source of independent power and morality is being
undermined; in the name of freedom from work, want, and scarcity, the
Constitutional Framework of Liberty is being dismantled, attacked, and
perverted past recognition. Beyond the irony stands the very real tragedy
that in the name of Freedom we are being led inexorably Toward Oppression
and led Toward Slavery.

2009-03-22 at 22:32:41

More From Thomas Jefferson

A Coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a Man of Spirit.

2009-03-19 at 18:05:58

From Bertrand Russell

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors,
since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social
inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all
men are Equal applies Only Upwards, not Downwards.

2009-03-19 at 12:03:17

From Francis John McConnell

We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are
opposed to us.

2009-03-19 at 11:59:44

From Butler Shaffer

The state has, in order to control us, introduced division into our thinking,
so that we come to Distrust Others and look to the State for Protection.

2009-03-18 at 18:48:51

From Russell J. Clinchy

We should remember that in an area controlled by such a process as
national socialism, or Any Similar Philosophy of governmental direction,
the question and definition of what human personality is and what human
rights and fundamental freedoms are, rest with the Dominant Political Power.

2009-03-17 at 11:59:29

From Will Durant

Education Is A Progressive Discovery Of Our Own Ignorance.

2011-01-17 at 15:28:07

From Thomas Jefferson

Leave No Authority Existing NOT Responsible To The People.

2009-03-17 at 11:57:50

From Poor Richards Almanac 1743

The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet every one has courage
enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs of
his/her neighbor.

2009-03-17 at 10:47:43

From Alec Bourne

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still
Be Entirely Uneducated.

2009-03-17 at 10:45:34

From George W. Bush

Evil men, obsessed with ambition and unburdened by conscience, must be
taken very seriously--and we must stop them before their crimes can multiply.

2009-03-16 at 16:58:05

From Franklin Delano Roosevelt

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it
was planned that way.

2009-03-14 at 18:40:40

From Dwight David Eisenhower

This world of ours..must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and
hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

2009-03-14 at 18:39:04

From Plato

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and
there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war
or another, in order that people may require a leader.

2009-03-14 at 17:35:13

From Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

I want history to remember me not just as the first black woman to be
elected to Congress, not as the first black woman to have made a bid for
the presidency of the United States, but as a black woman who lived in the
20th century and dared to be herself.

2009-03-14 at 17:33:40

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!!!