|Hugo Chavez Is Insane|
Open at random any book on philosophy, politics, or history, and you will probably see how deeply rooted in our country is this idea — the child of classical studies, the mother of socialism. In all of them, you will probably find this idea that mankind is merely inert matter, receiving life, organization, morality, and prosperity from the power of the state. And even worse, it will be stated that mankind tends toward degeneration, and is stopped from this downward course only by the mysterious hand of the legislator. Conventional classical thought everywhere says that behind passive society there is a concealed power called law or legislator (or called by some other terminology that designates some unnamed person or persons of undisputed influence and authority) which moves, controls, benefits, and improves mankind. -- Frédéric Bastiat
"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed."
"Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence."
"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting." -- three quotes from Buddha [Gautama Siddharta] (563 - 483 BC), Hindu Prince, founder of Buddhism
"The liberty of a people consists in being governed by laws which they have made themselves, under whatsoever form it be of government; the liberty of a private man, in being master of his own time and actions, as far as may consist with the laws of God and of his country." -- Abraham Cowley
"By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty; one must not conceal
any part of what one has recognized to be true." -- Albert Einstein
"Liberty, without wisdom, is license." -- Edmund Burke
Your judgment of me is powerless to punish or otherwise belittle me without my own mistaken belief that you are the keeper of all things valuable! -- Guy Finley
Joe Barton's Townhall Calendar
I'm looking forward to asking this authoritarian elitist if he's ever read the Constitution.