Thoughts


From Andrew Hamilton

Power may justly be compared to a great river. While kept within its due bounds it is both beautiful and useful. But when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed; it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it comes. If, then, this is the nature of power, let us at least do our duty, and like wise men who value freedom use our utmost care to support liberty, the only bulwark against lawless power, which in all ages has sacrificed to its wild lust and boundless ambition the blood of the best men that ever lived...

2017-07-13 at 16:08:22

From Confucius

If a state is governed by the principles of reason, poverty and misery are subjects of shame; if a state is not governed by the principles of reason, riches and honors are the subjects of shame.

2017-07-12 at 13:00:28

From Ron Paul

I think it is time for us to declare our independence from an oppressive government that seeks to control our money and our lives in ways unimaginable to those who rebelled against the British Crown in 1776. Our revolution is peaceful, and it concentrates on winning hearts and minds one at a time. But it marches on. We must reclaim the spirit of independence every day and every night and intensify the struggle against those who seek to impose tyranny upon us.

2017-07-08 at 13:58:03

From Mark Helprin

You can always make a case for the public interest if you are willing to exclude from common equity those whose rights you seek to abridge.

2017-07-04 at 13:17:22

And More From Cousin Lucky

John F. Kennedy was one man who got to be president of the United States; his administration was filled with very smart rational people with the " common good of our country " at heart!!
The " entrenched extremely powerful elite " were against everything that he, and his administration, stood for so they got rid of him; and everyone else that dared to champion any " cause of the United States masses "!!
I am a proud principled United States citizen, but I am very ashamed of the actions of my government here and abroad!!

2017-07-02 at 11:35:39

From Moses Ben Maimon

What is noble can be said in any language, and what is mean should be said in none!!

2017-06-27 at 14:17:28

From William Ellery Channing

They who have read about everything are thought to understand everything, too, but it is not always so; reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. We are of the ruminating kind, and it is not enough to cram ourselves with a great load of collections--we must chew them over again.

2017-06-20 at 15:47:59

More From Chalmers Johnson

Wars and imperialism are Siamese twins joined at the hip. Each thrives off the other. They cannot be separated.

2017-06-19 at 18:58:18

From Frank S. Meyer

For moral and spiritual perfection can only be pursued by finite men through a series of choices, in which every moment is a new beginning; and freedom which makes those choices possible is itself a condition without which the moral and spiritual ends would be meaningless. If this were not so, if such ends could be achieved without the continuing exercise of freedom, then moral and spiritual perfection could be taught by rote and enforced by discipline - and every man of good will would be a saint. Freedom is therefore an integral aspect of the highest end.

2017-06-15 at 14:15:26

From Goethe

The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.

2017-06-14 at 13:51:29

From Max Stirner

The State calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.

2017-06-02 at 14:02:17

From Patrick Henry

It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.

2017-06-01 at 20:59:55

From Martin Luther

War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.


2017-05-29 at 12:43:50

From Bashar al-Assad of Syria

"The American President has no policies. There are policies drawn by the American institutions which control the American regime which are the intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, the big arms and oil companies, and financial institutions, in addition to some other lobbies which influence American decision-making. The American President merely implements these policies, and the evidence is that when Trump tried to move on a different track, during and after his election campaign, he could not. He came under a ferocious attack. As we have seen in the past few week, he changed his rhetoric completely and subjected himself to the terms of the deep American state, or the deep American regime. That is why it is unrealistic and a complete waste of time to make an assessment of the American Presidents foreign policy, for he might say something; but he ultimately does what these institutions dictate to him. This is not new. This has been ongoing American policy for decades."-Bashar al-Assad of Syria

2017-05-28 at 11:51:51

From David Stockman

There is no economic case whatsoever for Imperial Washingtons massive military presence in the Middle East, and most especially for its longtime alliance with the despicable regime of Saudi Arabia.

2017-05-27 at 18:14:33

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!!!