Thoughts


From K. K. V. Casey

Wars frequently begin Ten Years before the first shot is fired.

2009-02-06 at 20:33:04

From Ramman Kenoun

A Tyrant has Succeeded in his search for Absolute Power when his own
People Fear to question his actions.

2009-02-06 at 20:31:35

More From Thomas Jefferson

The Strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and
bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves from Tyranny
in Government.

2009-02-06 at 08:13:39

From John V. Lindsay

Those who suppress Freedom always do so in the name of Law and Order.

2009-02-05 at 20:20:59

More From Henry David Thoreau

If the Injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of
Government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth,---
Certainly the machine will wear out. If the injustice has a spring,
or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps
you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the Evil;
But if it is of such a nature that it requires You to be the Agent
of Injustice to another, then, I say, Break The Law. Let your life
be a counter friction to stop the machine. What I have to do is to see,
at any rate, that I do not lend Myself to the Wrong which I Condemn.

2009-02-05 at 17:50:25

More From H. L. Mencken

The Whole Aim of Practical Politics is to keep the Populace Alarmed
by Menacing It with an Endless Series of Hobgoblins, ALL of them
Imaginary.

2009-02-04 at 20:51:17

More From Ayn Rand

A " Right " is a moral principle defining and sanctioning a persons
freedom of action in a social context. There is only ONE fundamental
right ( all others are its consequences or corollaries ): a persons
right to their own life. Life is a process of self-sustaining and
self-generated action; the right to life means the right to engage
in self-sustaining and self-generated action-which means; the freedom
to take all the actions required by the nature of a rational being
for the support, the furtherance, the fulfillment and the enjoyment
of their own lives. ( Such is the meaning of the Right to Life, Liberty,
and the Pursuit of Happiness. )

2009-02-04 at 19:45:47

From Joan Didion

We had seen, most importantly, the insistent use of September 11, 2001
to justify the reconception of the United States correct role in the world
as one of Initiating and Waging Virtually Perpetual War.

2009-02-04 at 07:21:50

From Ludwig von Mises

1) Peace and not war is the father of all things.

2) Modern society, based as it is on the division of labor,
can be preserved only under conditions of lasting peace.

3)War Prosperity is like the prosperity that an earthquake or plague brings.
The earthquake means good business for construction workers, and cholera
improves the business of physicians, pharmacists, and undertakers; but no
one has for that reason yet sought to celebrate earthquakes and cholera
as stimulators of the productive forces in the general interest.

2009-02-06 at 18:37:25

From Edward Bennett Williams

Civil Liberties are a great heritage for Americans. They are not rights
that the government gives to the people, they are the rights that the
people carved out for themselves when they created the government.

2009-01-30 at 19:27:37

From James Walcott

Even the most Piddling life is of momentous consequence to its owner

2009-01-28 at 22:05:32

From Winston Churchill

When you are winning a War almost everything that happens
can be claimed to be right and wise.

2009-01-27 at 19:53:32

From Leonard E. Read

The right way is the greatest gratifier of human wishes ever come upon-
when allowed to operate. It is as morally sound as the Golden Rule. It is
the way of willing exchange, of common consent, of self-responsibility,
of open opportunity. It respects the right of each to the product of his
own labor. It limits the police force to keeping the peace. It is the way
of the free market, private property, and limited government. On its
banner is emblazoned Individual Liberty.

2009-01-27 at 19:49:51

From George Orwell

To see what is in front of your own nose needs constant struggle.

2009-01-27 at 17:12:58

From Henk Middelraad

War brings out the most negative emotional human
responses on both sides.

2009-01-27 at 16:33:27

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!!!