Thoughts


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

From Alexis de Tocqueville

After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp, and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd.

2017-07-28 at 14:31:27

More From H.L. Mencken

On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of this land will reach their hearts content at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron!!

2017-07-28 at 14:28:25

From Judge Learned Hand

That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where nonconformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection; where denunciation, without specification or backing, takes the place of evidence; where orthodoxy chokes freedom of dissent; where faith in the eventual supremacy of reason has become so timid that we dare not enter our convictions in the open lists, to win or lose!

2017-07-28 at 14:26:47

More From H.L. Mencken

Laws are no longer made by a rational process of public discussion; they are made by a process of blackmail and intimidation, and they are executed in the same manner. The typical lawmaker of today is a man wholly devoid of principle - a mere counter in a grotesque and knavish game. If the right pressure could be applied to him, he would be cheerfully in favor of polygamy, astrology or cannibalism. It is the aim of the Bill of Rights, if it has any remaining aim at all, to curb such prehensile gentry. Its function is to set a limitation upon their power to harry and oppress us to their own private profit.

2017-07-24 at 13:25:03

From Thomas Gordon

Let us therefore, without regarding the ridiculous, narrow, and dishonest notions of selfish and inconsistent men, who say and do contradictory things, make general liberty the interest and choice, as it is certainly the right of all mankind; and brand those as enemies to human society, who are enemies to equal and impartial liberty.

2017-07-24 at 13:22:48

From George B. De Huszar

We therefore believe in liberty because we believe in the harmony of the universe, that is, in God. Proclaiming in the name of faith, formulating in the name of science, the divine laws, flexible and vital, of our dynamic moral order, we utterly reject the narrow, unwieldy, and static institutions that some men in their blindness would heedlessly introduce into this admirable mechanism.

2017-07-21 at 17:00:30

More From Thomas Paine

It has been thought a considerable advance towards establishing the principles of Freedom, to say, that government is a compact between those who govern and those that are governed: but this cannot be true, because it is putting the effect before the cause; for as man must have existed before governments existed, there necessarily was a time when governments did not exist, and consequently there could originally exist no governors to form such a compact with. The fact therefore must be, that the individuals themselves, each in his own personal and sovereign right, entered into a compact with each other to produce a government: and this is the only mode in which governments have a right to arise, and the only principle on which they have a right to exist.

2017-07-19 at 13:24:04

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!!!