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

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

2009-02-04 at 20:51:17

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!!!