Thoughts


From Economist Dom Armentano Jan. 21, 2009

The best that the government can do is not make things worse. We do not
need more corporate or state bailouts and we do not need vast public
works programs costing many hundreds of billions. We do need more
prudent private and public spending, lower taxes on income and
investment, and a responsible monetary policy from the Federal Reserve.
And we still need lower prices and bankruptcies to finally correct the
mistakes of the boom.

2009-01-24 at 16:11:59

From Alexis de Tocqueville

The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are
seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantlyrestrained from acting:
such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not
tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a
people, till each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of
timid and industrious animals, of which the Government is the Shepherd.

2009-01-23 at 14:14:46

From Aleksandr Sotzhenitsyn

Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must
choose lying as his principle.

2009-01-22 at 16:56:45

From Thomas Jefferson

It would be a dangerous delusion were a confidence in the men of our
choice to silence our fears for the safety of our rights.
Confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism. Free government is
founded in jealousy, and not in confidence. It is jealousy and not
confidence which prescribes limited constitutions, to bind down those
whom we are obliged to trust with power. Our Constitution has
accordingly fixed the limits to which, and no further, our confidence
may go. In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of
confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of
the Constitution.

2009-01-22 at 16:02:58

From Ralph Bunche

There are No warlike people - just warlike leaders.

2009-01-20 at 20:59:35

From Martin Luther King Jr.

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war
but the positive affirmation of peace.

2009-01-20 at 20:57:58

From James Russell Lowell

Once to every man and nation Comes the moment to decide, In
the strife of truth and falsehood, For the good or evil side;
Some great cause, Gods new Messiah, Offerring each the bloom
or blight, And the choice goes by forever Twixt that darkness
and that light. Though the cause of evil prosper, Yet it is
truth alone is strong; Though her portion be the scaffold,
And upon the throne be wrong: Yet that scaffold sways the
future, And behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the
shadow Keeping watch above his own.

2009-01-19 at 17:14:01

From Leon Trotsky

A slave-owner, who through cunning and violence, shackles a slave in
chains, and a slave who through cunning and violence breaks the chains
- let not the contemptible eunuchs tell us that they are equals before
a court of morality!

2009-01-18 at 22:17:57

From Ayn Rand

Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights;
it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally
disarmed victims. When unlimited and unrestricted by individual rights,
a government is man's deadliest enemy. It is not as protection against
Private actions, but against Governmental actions that the Bill of Rights
was written.

2009-01-17 at 08:26:21

From Sun TZU

There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.

2009-01-07 at 00:40:44

From Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

A Constitution is not the act of a government, but of a people
constituting a government; and government without a constitution
is power without a Right. All power exercised over a nation,
must have some beginning. It must be either delegated, or assumed.
There are not other sources. All delegated power is trust, and
all assumed power is usurpation. Time does not alter the nature
and quality of either.

2009-01-06 at 18:55:37

One Peaceful World Dedication

Having come from, being within and going towards infinity,
May our endless dream be eternally realized upon this earth,
May our unconditional dedication perpetually serve for the
creation of life and peace,
May our heartfelt thankfulness be devoted universally upon
everyone, everything and every being. ---Michio Kushi

2009-01-04 at 12:14:15

From Lyndon B. Johnson

The Guns and the Bombs, the Rockets and the Warships, are ALL Symbols of Human Failure!

2008-12-27 at 15:36:25

From Henry David Thoreau

If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears
a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however
measured, or far away.

2008-12-26 at 13:43:45

From H.L. Mencken

The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always only a False-Face for the Urge to Rule It.

2008-12-20 at 21:24:50

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!!!