Thoughts


From Ludwig von Mises

The so-called liberals of today have the very popular idea that freedom of speech, of thought, of the press, freedom of religion, freedom from imprisonment without trial - - that all these freedoms can be preserved in the absence of what is called economic freedom. They do not realize that, in a system where there is no market, where the government directs everything, all those other freedoms are illusory, even if they are made into laws and written in constitutions.

2017-02-14 at 12:55:29

From Benjamin Franklin

Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death taxes.


2017-02-10 at 12:56:26

From Victor Hugo

More powerful than armies is an idea whose time has come.

2017-02-09 at 13:31:25

From Henry David Thoreau

The State never intentionally confronts a man’s sense, intellectual or moral, but only his body, his senses. It is not armed with superior wit or honesty, but with superior physical strength. I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.

2017-02-08 at 14:04:18

And More From Thomas Paine

If there is a sin superior to every other it is that of willful and offensive war. Most other sins are circumscribed within narrow limits, that is, the power of one man cannot give them a very general extension, and many kind of sins have only a mental existence from which no infection arises; but he who is the author of a war, lets loose the whole contagion of Hell, and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.

2017-02-03 at 17:28:24

From Ayn Rand

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force!!

2017-01-31 at 20:12:29

From Robert E. Lee

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world.

2017-01-31 at 12:35:35

From Anthony de Jasay

The transition to socialism, in the sense of an almost subconscious, sleep-walking sort of "maximax" strategy by the state, both to augment its potential discretionary power and actually to realize the greatest possible part of the potential thus created, is likely to be peaceful, dull, and unobtrusive. This is its low-risk high-reward approach. Far from being any noisy "battle of democracy .. to centralise all instruments of production in the hands of the state"; far from involving some heroic revolutionary break with continuity; far from calling for the violent putting down of the propertied minority, the transition to socialism would probably be the more certain the more it relied on the slow atrophy of initially independent, self-regulating subsystems of society. As their free functioning was constrained, the declining vitality of successive chunks of the "mixed economy" would eventually lead to a passive acceptance of a step-by-step extension of public ownership, if not to a clamour for it.


2017-01-30 at 13:09:11

From William Ellery Channing

I call that mind free which protects itself against the usurpations of society, which does not cower to human opinions, which feels itself accountable to a higher tribunal than mans.

2017-01-27 at 13:54:36

More From Cousin Lucky

Alas, " freedom " is just another " illusion " believed by the masses!! Anyone in the way of " the government " is the enemy!!

2017-01-26 at 15:50:20

From United States Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story

The militia is the natural defense of a free country against sudden foreign invasions, domestic insurrections, and domestic usurpation of power by rulers. The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of the republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally ... enable the people to resist and triumph over them.

2017-01-25 at 12:13:52

More From Coisin Lucky

Trump is the " hood ornament " that replaced Obama who was the " hood ornament " that replaced Bush; the " vehicle underneath " always remains the same!! The " rich puppeteers " have always run the show throughout humanities entire existence and everything that they do is for their " very own class " of people!! As always the " poor patsies " and the " middle class patsies " will be set at each others throats while the rich keep on getting even richer year after year after year!!

2017-01-21 at 13:55:52

From Laurence M. Vance

The creed of libertarianism is the non-aggression axiom: everyone should be free from aggression against his person and property as long as he respects the person and property of others. As long as people don’t infringe upon the rights of others by committing, or threatening to commit, acts of fraud, theft, aggression, or violence against their person or property, the government should just leave them alone.

2017-01-21 at 10:30:07

From President Donald Trump

And the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

2017-01-20 at 22:36:15

From Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

2017-01-19 at 12:16:47

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!!!