Thoughts


From William Allen White

Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.

2017-03-16 at 16:26:06

Yet More From Ludwig von Mises

The existence of the armaments industries is a consequence of the warlike spirit, not its cause.

2017-03-15 at 12:47:15

Yet More From Cousin Lucky

I think that the very worst " welfare program " ever put into place is " Aid to Dependent Children "!! Under this program the most extremely unfit mothers have many children that are condemned at conception to suffer 24four7.In the NYCHA building that I live within the prostitutes and drug dealers are treated like royalty because they pay the police to freely operate. Here children receive very little upbringing or none at all. Many of them have mothers that are substance abusers or just plain nuts. Very few of these children grow up to lead productive lives; most either end up in jail or dead. Some of the children are brutalized or killed by the mothers " live-in " male guests!!There is no greater cancer on United States minorities than this one welfare program!! My whole working life I have heard my co-workers lament about " welfare queens " and their dysfunctional families!!I feel that our present political leadership fully intends to " gut " every governmental handout now being funded to poor people!!  Of course the governmental programs for the rich and powerful will just grow bigger!! In a year to 18 months you will see what I mean!!

2017-03-14 at 13:52:52

From Karl Jaspers

Mans freedom opens up to him an opportunity to become that which he can authentically be.

2017-03-14 at 11:29:00

From Author L. Neil Smith

"The first and most important thing to understand about politics is this: forget Right, Left, Center, socialism, fascism, or democracy. Every government that exists --or ever existed, or ever will exist-- is a kleptocracy, meaning ‘"rule by thieves." Competing ideologies merely provide different excuses to separate the Productive Class from what they produce. If the taxpayer-voters will not willingly fork over to end poverty, then maybe they will cough up to fight drugs or terrorism. Conflicting ideologies, as presently constituted, are nothing more than a cover for what is really going on, like the colors of competing gangs."

2017-03-13 at 19:42:37

From William Somerset Maugham

If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that, if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that too.

2017-03-09 at 15:22:06

More From Cousin Lucky

The more factual information the United States public learns about the actual filthy " behind the scenes " operations of our devilish government; the more the public will seek to change it!!

2017-03-08 at 21:47:21

From Patrick Henry

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?

2017-03-07 at 11:35:41

From George Carlin

"Rights are not rights if someone can take them away. They are privileges. That is all we have ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, the people in this country are gonna realize the government .. does not care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety.. It is interested in its own power. That is the only thing. Keeping it and expanding it wherever possible."

2017-03-06 at 20:14:10

From Maxwell Anderson

Life is infinitely less important than freedom. A free man has a value to himself and perhaps to his time; a ward of the state is useless to himself -- useful only as so many foot-pounds of energy serving those who manage to set themselves above him.

2017-03-06 at 14:17:53

From Hannah Arendt reporting on the trial of Adolf Eichmann

"The triumph of the S.S. demands that the tortured victim allow himself to be led to the noose without protesting, that he renounce and abandon himself to the point of ceasing to affirm his identity. And it is not for nothing. It is not gratuitously, out of sheer sadism, that the S.S. men desire his defeat. They know that the system which succeeds in destroying its victim before he mounts the scaffold . . . is incomparably the best for keeping a whole people in slavery."

2017-03-03 at 11:27:15

From William Ernest Hocking

The liberty of going wrong is the seamy side of the priceless privilege of going right by free choice rather than by compulsion.

2017-03-03 at 11:25:18

From Thomas Merton

We make ourselves real by telling the truth. Man can hardly forget that he needs to know the truth, for the instinct to know is too strong in us to be destroyed. But he can forget how badly he also needs to tell the truth. We cannot know truth unless we ourselves are conformed to it. We must be true inside, true to ourselves, before we can know a truth that is outside us. But we make ourselves true by manifesting the truth as we see it.


2017-03-02 at 12:00:38

From Daniel Webster

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.

2017-03-01 at 12:19:16

From F. A. Harper

Once a right to collective looting has been substituted for the right of each person to have whatever he has produced, it is not at all surprising to find the official dispenser deciding that it is right for them to loot the loot -- for a " worthy " purpose, of course.

2017-02-28 at 14:02:17

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!!!