Thoughts


From Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not enough to talk about Peace. One must believe in it. And it is
not enough to just believe in it. One must also work at it.

2009-03-11 at 04:24:34

From General Douglas MacArthur

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is
now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced
psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.

2009-03-10 at 21:20:37

From Judge Tearned Hand

Liberty lies in the Hearts of men and women; when it Dies There, No
Constitution, Nor law, Nor any Court Can Ever Save It.

2009-03-10 at 19:07:18

More From Ludwig von Mises

The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by
Bad Governments.

2009-03-08 at 20:34:48

From James Madison

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in
the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary,
self appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition
of Tyranny.

2009-03-07 at 17:24:25

From Thomas Babington Macaulay

Many politicians of our time are in the habit of laying it down as a self
evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to
use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who
resolved not to go into the water until he had learned to swim. If men are
to wait for liberty until they become wise and good in slavery they may
indeed wait for ever.

2009-03-05 at 17:44:32

From Lin Yutang

Without protection of civil liberties, the idea that our rulers should or
would love us like our parents is naive to the extreme. Personally, I think
that one writ of habeas corpus is worth more than all the Confucian
philosophy ever written.

2009-03-04 at 00:36:24

From A Now Free Binyam Mohamed

I have been through an experience that I never thought to encounter in my
darkest nightmares. Before this ordeal, TORTURE was an abstract word to
me. I could never have imagined that I would be its victim. It is still
difficult for me to believe that I was abducted, hauled from one country
to the next, and tortured in medieval ways and all of it orchestrated by
the United States Government.

2009-03-02 at 18:19:15

From Napoleon Bonaparte

In the eyes of empire builders men are not men but instruments.

2009-03-02 at 18:17:29

From Ayn Rand - Virtue of Selfishness

Rights are a moral concept: the concept that provides a logical transition
from the principles guiding a persons actions to the principles guiding
his relationship with others. The concept that preserves and protects
individual morality in a social context; the link between the moral code
of a man and the legal code of a society, between ethics and politics.
Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.

2009-03-01 at 18:03:28

From Jim Trelease Why Read Aloud?

"An Ignorant but entertained populace is especially dangerous in a
democracy, where the ignorant majority, basing their votes on 30-second
TV commercials, can outvote the educated minority."

2009-02-28 at 19:37:20

From Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

The State is always and everywhere a threat to liberty, and liberty is
the basic building block of prosperity and civilization.

2009-02-28 at 19:33:44

From Richard Ebeling

There has been no greater threat to life, liberty, and property throughout the
ages than government. Even the most violent and brutal private individuals
have been able to inflict only a mere fraction of the harm and destruction
that have been caused by the Use of Power by Political Authorities.

2009-02-17 at 19:29:36

From Hans F. Sennholz

Peace is the natural state of man, War the temporary repeal of reason and virtue.

2009-02-09 at 15:28:14

From Laurence J. Peter

Incompetence knows no barriers of time or place.

2009-02-08 at 18:52:12

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!!!