Monday, July 26, 2010

Think A Second Time

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. ...This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. -- Frederick Douglass

"No legal tender law is ever needed to make men take good money; its only use is to make them take bad money." -- Stephen T. Byington

"About all a Federal Reserve note can legally do is wipe out one debt and replace it with itself another debt, a note that promises nothing. If anything's been paid, the payment occurs only in the minds of the parties..." -- Tupper Saucy

"One of the most insidious consequences of the present burden of personal income tax is that it strips many middle class families of financial reserves & seems to lend support to campaigns for socialized medicine, socialized housing, socialized food, socialized every thing. The personal income tax has made the individual vastly more dependent on the State & more avid for state hand-outs. It has shifted the balance in America from an individual-centered to a State-centered economic & social system."
-- W. H. Chamberlin

"How bad do things have to get before you do something? Do they have to take away all your property? Do they have to license every activity that you want to engage in? Do they have to start throwing you on cattle cars before you say “now wait a minute, I don’t think this is a good idea.” How long is it going to be before you finally resist and say “No, I will not comply. Period!” Ask yourself now because sooner or later you are going to come to that line, and when they cross it, you’re going to say well now cross this line; ok now cross that line; ok now cross this line. Pretty soon you’re in a corner. Sooner or later you’ve got to stand your ground whether anybody else does or not. That is what liberty is all about."
-- Michael Badnarik

"It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem."
-- Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"Merely to breathe freely does not mean to live.
[Ger., Frei athmen macht das Leben nicht allein.]" -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


A society can survive the collapse of its economy, but not of its citizens' morality.

In matters of public policy, let's debate results, not motives.

Our society is obsessed with personal rights, but it will survive only if we each adopt personal obligations.

All the strippers in America do less harm than one bad politician.

Our message, given in love, to our children must be: "Your right actions are more important than your feelings.  Even if you're upset, you cannot hurt other people."

My answer to you is that we can't have everything we want when there is a price to be paid by others.

I have come to understand that part of the environmentalist movement is a protest against the Judeo-Christian elevation of the human species above other species.

Every major prediction of Karl Marx has failed to materialize.

The American university as it replaced the search for truth with the pursuit of an ideological agenda.

Good motives cause at least as much evil as bad ones.

A great deal of evil emanates not from selfish or cruel motives, but from good motives.

When all other attempts fail, moral violence must be used to fight immoral violence.

There is no link between having a good education and being a good person.

Values.  Always values.

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