Thoughts


From Frederic Bastiat

The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended.

2017-09-03 at 13:48:22

From Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The state lies in all the tongues of good and evil, and whatever it says is lies, and whatever it has, it has stolen, everything it is, is false, it bites with stolen teeth, and it bites often, it is false down to its bowels.

2017-09-01 at 16:55:01

From Anthony Ashley Cooper

All politeness is owing to Liberty. We polish one another, and rub off our Corners and rough Sides by a sort of amicable Collision. To restrain this, is inevitably to bring a Rust upon Mens Understanding. Tis a destroying of Civility, Good Breeding, and even Charity itself.

2017-08-31 at 15:40:36

From John Webbe

Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.

2017-08-30 at 13:12:10

From John Quincy Adams

America.. well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extraction, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force. ..She might become dictatress of the world. She would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit.

2017-08-29 at 14:26:32

From Lord Hailsham

The only freedom which counts is the freedom to do what some other people think to be wrong. There is no point in demanding freedom to do that which all will applaud. All the so-called liberties or rights are things which have to be asserted against others who claim that if such things are to be allowed their own rights are infringed or their own liberties threatened. This is always true, even when we speak of the freedom to worship, of the right of free speech or association, or of public assembly. If we are to allow freedoms at all there will constantly be complaints that either the liberty itself or the way in which it is exercised is being abused, and, if it is a genuine freedom, these complaints will often be justified. There is no way of having a free society in which there is not abuse. Abuse is the very hallmark of liberty.

2017-08-24 at 11:48:18

From Alfred N. Whitehead

Without a society in which life and property are to some extent secure, existence can continue only at the lowest levels -- you cannot have a good life for those you love, nor can you devote you energies to activity on the higher level.

2017-08-21 at 14:09:43

From Charlotte Twight

Growing federal power -- driven by legislation, validated by Supreme Court decisions, and accelerated by presidential ambition -- has eroded the rule of law in our nation, leaving almost no activity that the central government cannot at its discretion, regulate, manipulate, or prohibit. A constitutional counterrevolution has occurred in America-one so profound that few today can imagine Americans free of dependence on government.

2017-08-18 at 16:56:57

From Plato

A tyranny is the wretchedest form of government and a tyrant grows worse from having power: he becomes and is of necessity more jealous, more faithless, more unjust, more friendless, more impious, than he was at first; he is the purveyor and cherisher of every sort of vice!!

2017-08-15 at 15:05:21

From Tacitus

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.

2017-08-15 at 15:00:18

More From Henry David Thoreau

It is not a mans duty as a matter of course, to devote himself to the eradication of any, even the most enormous wrong; he may still properly have other concerns to engage him; but is his duty, at least, to wash his hands of it, and, if he gives it no thought longer, not to give it practically his support.]

2017-08-10 at 16:19:02

From Reddit Hudson

There is one criminal justice system for citizens..especially black and brown ones..and another for police in the United States.

2017-08-08 at 15:47:39

From Leonard E. Read

Only the individual has combined powers of reason and self-control by which to refrain from doing to others that which he would not have another do unto him. Such personal attention to responsibility tends to be lost when individuals are absorbed into special interest groups; these collectives have no perceptual powers, none whatsover!

2017-08-08 at 01:23:14

From Charles Johnson

Liberty has nothing to do with national interests. It is about the individual.

2017-08-05 at 13:37:36

From Tench Coxe

Whereas civil-rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as military forces, which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.

2017-08-03 at 22:49:45

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!!!