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[Quote No.37399] Need Area: Friends > General
"[Politicians will not always do what their citizens want, even in a democracy. They have found that they can use any crisis as an excuse to justfy moving towards their hidden agendas. For example Frenchman Jean Monnet, one of the architects of the European Union, reportedly explained this when he said] Europe's nations should be guided towards the super state without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will inevitably and irreversibly lead to political union." - Jean Monnet
One of the architects of the European Union. [http://www.safehaven.com/article/22680/germanys-inner-struggle-stifles-eu-action?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+safehaven%2Fall-articles+%28Safehaven+-+Most+Recent+Articles%29 ]
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[Quote No.37403] Need Area: Friends > General
"Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are." - José Ortega y Gasset
(1883 - 1955), Spanish philosopher and essayist
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[Quote No.37405] Need Area: Friends > General
"One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways." - Bertrand Russell
(1872 - 1970), English philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic
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[Quote No.37410] Need Area: Friends > General
"When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves [and those around them to the same degree. In this way the government, even if done with good intentions, over time weakens social ties and disempowers its citizens, making them ever more dependent on government 'help'. This lack of personal responsibility and drive spreads - after all why try as hard if others don't and are still looked after - until eventually the number of competent people cannot carry those that do not try hard enough any longer and the society collapses into jealousy, chaos and degradation. At that time the political situation can become so bad that many of the citizens want security above freedom and even comfort and as history has shown will often then support extreme political parties and even military-like discipline just to bring back law and order. So the result of the government trying to help more than just those totally incapable of helping themselves, often in order to ingratiate themselves with these groups in return for their political support, is eventually to strip them of much of their political and economic security and many of their inalienable rights to life, liberty and personal property. It is a slippery slope and potentially extremely damaging to all involved.]" - George Pataki

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[Quote No.37442] Need Area: Friends > General
"Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end." - Iris Murdoch

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[Quote No.37446] Need Area: Friends > General
"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children." - Jimmy Carter
US President
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[Quote No.37447] Need Area: Friends > General
"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense .. human rights invented America." - Jimmy Carter
US President
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[Quote No.37457] Need Area: Friends > General
"Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them!" - Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
(1694 - 1773)
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[Quote No.37460] Need Area: Friends > General
"In frank expression of conflicting opinion lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action; and in suppression lies ordinarily the greatest peril." - Louis Dembitz Brandeis
(1856 - 1941)
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[Quote No.37461] Need Area: Friends > General
"If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, then mankind is no more justified in silencing the one than the one - if he had the power - would be justified in silencing mankind. [In that lies the essence of the individual's inalienable right to free speech.]" - John Stuart Mill
(1806 - 1873)
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[Quote No.37462] Need Area: Friends > General
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, these three: but the greatest of these is Liberty." - Benjamin Ricketson Tucker
'Liberty', published 1881.
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[Quote No.37463] Need Area: Friends > General
"I would have government defend the life and property of all citizens equally; protect all willing exchange; suppress and penalize all fraud, all misrepresentation, all violence, all predatory practices; invoke a common justice under law; and keep the records incidental to these functions. Even this is a bigger assignment than governments, generally, have proven capable of. Let governments do these things and do them well. Leave all else to men in free and creative effort." - Leonard E. Read
Notes from FEE, October 1, 1954.
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[Quote No.37464] Need Area: Friends > General
"Everything the government runs is bankrupt. Medicare is broke. Medicaid is broke. The post office is broke. Amtrak is broke. Social Security is a bigger ponzi scheme and a bigger fraud than anything Bernie Madoff ever dreamed of and its’ broke. The government consumes wealth. Private industry produces wealth. The government and private enterprise are the opposite. Think about it -- if private enterprise fails to produce what consumers want or fails to return a profit to investors it goes out of business. The government does not understand the need to satisfy consumers or investors because it doesn’t produce anything. It just keeps consuming our tax dollars which we like sheep, just keep turning over to the bureaucrats to spend. When the government wants to save money it shuts down like Chicago‘s city hall did yesterday. When private enterprise wants to make more money it works overtime. When the voters conclude that the public treasury has become a public trough then they will send to DC only those who will get them as many freebies as they can and our constitutionally guaranteed values of private enterprise and private property will be gone forever. If you want more of something, make it profitable and un-tax it and it will grow and flourish. If you want less of something let the government regulate it and cap its’ costs and it will require taxpayer subsidies to stay alive." - Judge Andrew J. Napolitano
'The Glenn Beck Show', August 19, 2009.
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[Quote No.37471] Need Area: Friends > General
"Every human being is intended to have a character of his own, to be what no other is, to do what no other can do... No man should part with his individuality, and aim to become another. No process is so fatal as that which would cast all men into one mold." - William Ellery Channing

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[Quote No.37501] Need Area: Friends > General
"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties." - John Milton
Quote from 'Areopagatica', 1644.
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[Quote No.37510] Need Area: Friends > General
"Avoid [celebrity] popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit." - William Penn
Founder of the US state of Pennsylvania.
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[Quote No.37512] Need Area: Friends > General
"In order to discover the character of a people, we have only to observe what they love." - Augustine of Hippo

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[Quote No.37517] Need Area: Friends > General
"When there is no middle class, and the poor greatly exceed in number, troubles arise, and the state soon comes to an end." - Aristotle
(384 BC - 322 BC), Greek philosopher and polymath
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[Quote No.37521] Need Area: Friends > General
"Honesty is telling the truth. Integrity is doing what you say you will." - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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[Quote No.37527] Need Area: Friends > General
"The essence of individual freedom and responsibility in a society is for the government's powers to be limited constitutionally to simply stopping force and fraud by enforcing property rights and contracts. Any further powers a government has leads to their favouring one group over another and reduces freedom, equality and fraternity." - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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[Quote No.37532] Need Area: Friends > General
"A man’s first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart." - Joseph Addison

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[Quote No.37534] Need Area: Friends > General
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these." - George Washington Carver
(1864-1943), American. Started his life as a slave and ended it as horticulturist, Chemist and Educator.
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[Quote No.37545] Need Area: Friends > General
"The ultimate result of [government] shielding men [and women] from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools." - Herbert Spencer

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[Quote No.37546] Need Area: Friends > General
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." - Plato

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[Quote No.37566] Need Area: Friends > General
"Constitutions have to be written on hearts, not just paper." - Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
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[Quote No.37581] Need Area: Friends > General
"[There are many people, who believe that the world and their place in it would be happier, better and easier if socialism were implemented in their country. Superficially the thought of having your basic needs provided for you by government is appealing. The problem is that to achieve that in our world of limited resources your other human needs, perhaps even more important ones - your inalienable needs and rights to life, liberty and property - must be abandoned for the 'greater good'. You literally become the property of the state and the state therefore looks after you as an owner looks after it's property - but usually not as well as or in the manner that the individual would choose to look after themselves. Socialism is literally to sell yourself as an 'indentured slave' for life to the government, so it will look after you, rather than to accept the risk and responsibility of looking after yourself and the difficulties and personal growth that that entails. People in government who promote it often feel that their inalienable needs and rights will be preserved and protected because they have the power to make the rules and therefore have the power to break them for themselves and their loved ones. But unless you are part of the master class that 'owns' the slave class - whether political and making the rules or miliary and enforcing them - then socialism is just another name for slavery. Perhaps those that aspire to socialism, communism or any of the statist paternal forms of government think I'm making this up, then they should read more about what has happened in history to countries applying these ideas and especially investigate the foundational beliefs and aims of those who developed and advocated it. For example the social theorist George Fitzhugh who coined the term 'wage slave' and advocated slavery as good in the United States of America because the African American slaves were cared for 'from the cradle to the grave' and said in 1854 that] Slavery is a form, and the very best form, of socialism. [So with this greater understanding who would really want to advocate and live under a poltical system of slavery in their country? Those that see themselves as part of the master class owning the slaves or people who don't want the hardships and failures as well as the successes of self-determination and individual freedom for themselves or want to make the same choice for others.]" - George Fitzhugh
Social theorist who advocated socialism and slavery.
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[Quote No.37591] Need Area: Friends > General
"...A Fatal Tendency of Mankind: Self-preservation and self-development are common aspirations among all people. And if everyone enjoyed the unrestricted use of his faculties and the free disposition of the fruits of his labor, social progress would be ceaseless, uninterrupted, and unfailing. But there is also another tendency that is common among people. When they can, they wish to live and prosper at the expense of others. This is no rash accusation. Nor does it come from a gloomy and uncharitable spirit. The annals of history bear witness to the truth of it: the incessant wars, mass migrations, religious persecutions, universal slavery, dishonesty in commerce, and monopolies. This fatal desire has its origin in the very nature of man — in that primitive, universal, and insuppressible instinct that impels him to satisfy his desires with the least possible pain. Property and Plunder: Man can live and satisfy his wants only by ceaseless labor; by the ceaseless application of his faculties to natural resources. This process is the origin of property. But it is also true that a man may live and satisfy his wants by seizing and consuming the products of the labor of others. This process is the origin of plunder. Now since man is naturally inclined to avoid pain — and since labor is pain in itself — it follows that men will resort to plunder whenever plunder is easier than work. History shows this quite clearly. And under these conditions, neither religion nor morality can stop it. When, then, does plunder stop? It stops when it becomes more painful and more dangerous than labor. It is evident, then, that the proper purpose of law is to use the power of its collective force to stop this fatal tendency to plunder instead of to work. All the measures of the law should protect property and punish plunder. But, generally, the law is made by one man or one class of men. And since law cannot operate without the sanction and support of a dominating force, this force must be entrusted to those who make the laws. This fact, combined with the fatal tendency that exists in the heart of man to satisfy his wants with the least possible effort, explains the almost universal perversion of the law. Thus it is easy to understand how law, instead of checking injustice, becomes the invincible weapon of injustice. It is easy to understand why the law is used by the legislator to destroy in varying degrees among the rest of the people, their personal independence by slavery, their liberty by oppression, and their property by plunder. This is done for the benefit of the person who makes the law, and in proportion to the power that he holds. Victims of Lawful Plunder: Men naturally rebel against the injustice of which they are victims. Thus, when plunder is organized by law for the profit of those who make the law, all the plundered classes try somehow to enter — by peaceful or revolutionary means — into the making of laws. According to their degree of enlightenment, these plundered classes may propose one of two entirely different purposes when they attempt to attain political power: Either they may wish to stop lawful plunder, or they may wish to share in it. Woe to the nation when this latter purpose prevails among the mass victims of lawful plunder when they, in turn, seize the power to make laws! Until that happens, the few practice lawful plunder upon the many, a common practice where the right to participate in the making of law is limited to a few persons. But then, participation in the making of law becomes universal [as in a democracy]. And then, men seek to balance their conflicting interests by universal plunder. Instead of rooting out the injustices found in society, they make these injustices general. As soon as the plundered classes gain political power, they establish a system of reprisals against other classes [usually minorities]. They do not abolish legal plunder. (This objective would demand more enlightenment than they possess.) Instead, they emulate their evil predecessors by participating in this legal plunder, even though it is against their own interests... How to Identify Legal Plunder: But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals. If such a law — which may be an isolated case — is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply, and develop into a system. The person who profits from this law will complain bitterly, defending his 'acquired' rights. He will claim that the state is obligated to protect and encourage his particular industry; that this procedure enriches the state because the protected industry is thus able to spend more and to pay higher wages to the poor workingmen. Do not listen to this sophistry by vested interests. The acceptance of these arguments will build legal plunder into a whole system. In fact, this has already occurred. The present-day delusion is an attempt to enrich everyone at the expense of everyone else; to make plunder universal under the pretense of organizing it... The Choice Before Us: This question of legal plunder must be settled once and for all, and there are only three ways to settle it: 1.The few plunder the many. 2.Everybody plunders everybody. 3.Nobody plunders anybody. We must make our choice among limited plunder, universal plunder, and no plunder. The law can follow only one of these three. Limited legal plunder: This system prevailed when the right to vote was restricted... Universal legal plunder: We have been threatened with this system since the franchise [to vote] was made universal. The newly enfranchised majority has decided to formulate law on the same principle of legal plunder that was used by their predecessors when the vote was limited. No legal plunder: This is the principle of justice, peace, order, stability, harmony, and logic. Until the day of my death, I shall proclaim this principle with all the force of my lungs (which alas! is all too inadequate). The Proper Function of the Law: And, in all sincerity, can anything more than the absence of plunder be required of the law? Can the law — which necessarily requires the use of force — rationally be used for anything except protecting the [inborn inalienable rather than 'legally aquired'] rights of everyone? I defy anyone to extend it beyond this purpose without perverting it and, consequently, turning might against right. This is the most fatal and most illogical social perversion that can possibly be imagined... Proper Legislative Functions: It is not true that the legislator has absolute power over our persons and property. The existence of persons and property preceded the existence of the legislator, and his function is only to guarantee their safety. It is not true that the function of law is to regulate our consciences, our ideas, our wills, our education, our opinions, our work, our trade, our talents, or our pleasures. The function of law is to protect the free exercise of these rights [these inborn, inalienable needs and therefore rights of life, liberty, private property and the self-defense of these], and to prevent any person from interfering with the free exercise of these same rights by any other person. Since law necessarily requires the support of force, its lawful domain is only in the areas where the use of force is necessary. This is justice. Every individual has the right to use force for lawful self-defense. It is for this reason that the collective force — which is only the organized combination of the individual forces — may lawfully be used for the same purpose; and it cannot be used legitimately for any other purpose. Law is solely the organization of the individual right of self-defense which existed before law was formalized. Law is justice. Law and Charity Are Not the Same: The mission of the law is not to oppress persons and plunder them of their property, even though the law may be acting in a philanthropic spirit. Its mission is to protect persons and property. Furthermore, it must not be said that the law may be philanthropic if, in the process, it refrains from oppressing persons and plundering them of their property; this would be a contradiction. The law cannot avoid having an effect upon persons and property; and if the law acts in any manner except to protect them, its actions then necessarily violate the liberty of persons and their right to own property. The law is justice — simple and clear, precise and bounded. Every eye can see it, and every mind can grasp it; for justice is measurable, immutable, and unchangeable. Justice is neither more than this nor less than this. If you exceed this proper limit — if you attempt to make the law religious, fraternal, equalizing, philanthropic, industrial, literary, or artistic — you will then be lost in an uncharted territory, in vagueness and uncertainty, in a forced utopia or, even worse, in a multitude of utopias, each striving to seize the law and impose it upon you. This is true because fraternity and philanthropy, unlike justice, do not have precise limits. Once started, where will you stop? And where will the law stop itself?... The Basis for Stable Government: Law is justice. In this proposition a simple and enduring government can be conceived. And I defy anyone to say how even the thought of revolution, of insurrection, of the slightest uprising could arise against a government whose organized force was confined only to suppressing injustice. Under such a regime, there would be the most prosperity — and it would be the most equally distributed. As for the sufferings that are inseparable from humanity, no one would even think of accusing the government for them. This is true because, if the force of government were limited to suppressing injustice, then government would be as innocent of these sufferings as it is now innocent of changes in the temperature. As proof of this statement, consider this question: Have the people ever been known to rise against the Court of Appeals, or mob a Justice of the Peace, in order to get higher wages, free credit, tools of production, favorable tariffs, or government-created jobs? Everyone knows perfectly well that such matters are not within the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals or a Justice of the Peace. And if government were limited to its proper functions, everyone would soon learn that these matters are not within the jurisdiction of the law itself. But make the laws upon the principle of fraternity — proclaim that all good, and all bad, stem from the law; that the law is responsible for all individual misfortunes and all social inequalities — then the door is open to an endless succession of complaints, irritations, troubles, and revolutions. " - Frederic Bastiat
French philosopher, lawyer, bureaucrat, politician and statesman. Quotes from his book, 'The Law'.
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[Quote No.37592] Need Area: Friends > General
"One of the great dangers in society is the declaration of a desire as a right. For example everyone has the 'right' to be beautiful. Philosophers have tried to boil down human desires into an irreducible but all encompassing few that any person anywhere in the world or at any time through out history would consider their birthright as a human individual. These few rights that all have equally have been called inalienable, natural, inborn rights and they are listed as life, liberty [meaning informed choice without fraud or force], the pursuit of happiness, personal property [including their own body] and self-defense of these. The regular dwelling upon and insight into these can act as an 'a priori' non-religious, humanistic philosophy to guide and even inspire any individual in their life and social relationships." - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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[Quote No.37594] Need Area: Friends > General
"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain." - Frederic Bastiat
(1801 – 1850) was an early free-market economist and classical liberal French author, as well as being a lawyer and politician.
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[Quote No.37595] Need Area: Friends > General
"It seems to me that this is theoretically right, for whatever the question under discussion– whether religious, philosophical, political, or economic; whether it concerns prosperity, morality, equality, right, justice, progress, responsibility, cooperation, property, labor, trade, capital, wages, taxes, population, finance, or government– at whatever point on the scientific horizon I begin my researches, I invariably reach this one conclusion: The solution to the problems of human relationships is to be found in liberty." - Frederic Bastiat
(1801 – 1850) was an early free-market economist and classical liberal French author, as well as being a lawyer and politician.
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[Quote No.37602] Need Area: Friends > General
"The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more." - Georges Bernanos

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[Quote No.37605] Need Area: Friends > General
"The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation." - Pierre Elliott Trudeau

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[Quote No.37620] Need Area: Friends > General
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." - George Orwell
(1903 - 1950)
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[Quote No.37622] Need Area: Friends > General
"Liberty is often [perceived as] a heavy burden on a man [or woman]. It involves that necessity for perpetual choice [and accepting consequences] which is the kind of labor men [and women] have always dreaded. [But the alternative, without the freedom to choose what is best for yourself, is infinitely worse and is why people throughout history have been so ready to give their lives to ensure freedom for themselves and those they love.]" - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
(1809 - 1894)
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[Quote No.37631] Need Area: Friends > General
"When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government [Federal] on another [State] and will become as venal and oppressive [repressive, unrepresentative, unresponsive to unique regional concerns] as the government [British] from which we separated." - Thomas Jefferson
Letter to Charles Hammond [1821]
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[Quote No.37632] Need Area: Friends > General
"We have a strong civil society that could, in theory, overcome the entrenched interests of the armed forces and the military-industrial complex. At this late date, however, it is difficult to imagine how Congress, much like the Roman senate in the last days of the republic, could be brought back to life and cleansed of it endemic corruption. Failing such a reform, Nemesis, the goddess of retribution and vengeance, the punisher of pride and hubris, waits impatiently for her meeting with us." - Chalmers Johnson
The Sorrows of Empire [2004]
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[Quote No.37633] Need Area: Friends > General
"Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer." - Thomas Paine
Common Sense [February 14, 1776]
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[Quote No.37634] Need Area: Friends > General
"Nothing that the agents of Communism [Al Qaeda or any enemy] have done or can do to this country is so dangerous to the United States as what they have induced us to do to ourselves [in response to their threats. For example breaching privacy, restricting individual freedom, curbing due process, wasting money, wasting lives, wasting economic productivity, creating widespread fear, etc]." - Alan Barth
The Loyalty of Free Men [1951]
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[Quote No.37665] Need Area: Friends > General
"A liberal [as in its American usage, meaning a socialist or statist, rather than in its classical meaning of free individualism] is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money." - G. Gordon Liddy

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[Quote No.37666] Need Area: Friends > General
"You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money [as many socialists believe, just as you can't get rid of hunger permanently by giving them a fish today. Better like capitalists believe to teach them to fish!]" - P. J. O'Rourke

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[Quote No.37671] Need Area: Friends > General
"[If you ever wonder if freedom is important to countries and individuals remember...] In World War I, 15 million people died... to protect the rights and freedom of nation states and their people. In World War II, over 60 million people died... to protect the rights and freedom of nation states and their people. [Their sacrifice should never be forgotten by politicians or citizens. Freedom should never be dismissed or compromised even for the goal of economic security that socialist and statist politicians peddle for that is the false security a slave feels as a possession of someone else.]" - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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[Quote No.37684] Need Area: Friends > General
"Fashion [and social conformity] is more powerful than any tyrant." - Latin Proverb

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[Quote No.37687] Need Area: Friends > General
"In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers. In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders." - Steve Allen
(1921 - 2000)
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[Quote No.37690] Need Area: Friends > General
"It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule." - J. R. R. Tolkien
(1892 - 1973), author, famous for creating the 'Lord of The Rings' trilogy.
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[Quote No.37701] Need Area: Friends > General
"Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war." - Otto von Bismarck
(1815-1898), statesman
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[Quote No.37703] Need Area: Friends > General
"At the heart of every military conflict, after all, is some sort of trade war." - Ian Bremmer
President of Eurasia Group, a leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He created Wall Street's first global political risk index, and has authored several books, including the national bestseller, 'The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations?', which details the new global phenomenon of state capitalism and its geopolitical implications. He has a PhD in political science from Stanford University (1994), and was the youngest-ever national fellow at the Hoover Institution. [http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2011/11/04/the-secret-to-china%E2%80%99s-boom-state-capitalism/ ]
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[Quote No.37705] Need Area: Friends > General
"Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
US President
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[Quote No.37706] Need Area: Friends > General
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship." - Elmer T. Peterson
The earliest known appearance of this quote was December 9, 1951, in what appears to be an op-ed piece in 'The Daily Oklahoman' under the byline Elmer T. Peterson.
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[Quote No.37707] Need Area: Friends > General
"Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains." - Winston Churchill
Prime Minister of Great Britain
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[Quote No.37708] Need Area: Friends > General
"[Self-Defence and Martial Arts:] If you wish for peace be ready for war." - Proverb

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