Thoughts


From Saint Augustine

Without justice, what are kingdoms but great bands of robbers?

2009-03-14 at 17:22:50

From Clint Eastwood

I like the Libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone. Even as a
kid, I was annoyed by people who wanted to tell everyone how to live.

2009-03-13 at 18:54:03

From Henry Hazlitt

If the welfarist-socialist-inflationist- trend of recent years continues
in this country, the outlook is dark. It is a prospect of mounting taxation,
snowballing expenditures, chronic deficits, a budget out of control, an
accelerating rate of inflation of the kind endemic in Latin America (at
least for the last generation), a collapse of the dollar, increasing world
currency chaos, and more and more ruthless price, wage, and exchange
controls, leading toward a regimented economy and dictatorship. And if this
trend is interrupted temporarily, it may be by riots, assassinations, and
a breakdown of law and order.

2009-03-12 at 21:58:49

From George Mason

That no free government, or the blessing of liberty, can be preserved to
any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance,
frugality, and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

2009-03-11 at 19:40:52

From Ernest Hemingway

The first panacea of a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the
second is War. Both bring a Temporary Prosperity; and a Permanent Ruin.

2009-03-11 at 19:39:31

From Gustave Le Bon

The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with
illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions
is Always Their Victim.

2009-03-11 at 19:37:56

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

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!!!