Monday, September 13, 2010

For The Dallas City Council .....

this edition of Takers / Givers is 
for the Dallas City Council

   Takers                    Givers

Spend money to grow government                     Invest money to grow industry, individuals

Disrespect private property                                 Respect private property

Encourage you to get a job                                 Encourage you to start a business

Debit the account                                                 Credit the account

High taxes so that non-wealth                              Low taxes to keep
producers may confiscate assets                       assets producing wealth

Loot the principal                                                  Invest the interest

Small number of citizens                                      Every man a king
control a large number   

Family, Community, Society                                 Family, Community, Society
arranged by authorities                                         arranged by freedom of association

Rob Peter to pay Paul                                          Rob no one


If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.  -- Thomas de Quincey


It is my firm conviction that if the State suppressed capitalism by violence, it will be caught in the coils of violence itself, and will fail to develop non-violence at any time. The State represents violence in a concentrated and organized form. The individual has a soul, but as the State is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence.  -- Gandhi


"Posterity -- you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." -- John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) 6th US President

"It is incorrect to think of liberty as synonymous with unrestrained action. Liberty does not and cannot include any action, regardless of sponsorship, which lessens the liberty of a single human being. To argue contrarily is to claim that liberty can be composed of liberty negations, patently absurd. Unrestraint carried to the point of impairing the liberty of others is the exercise of license, not liberty. To minimize the exercise of license is to maximize the area of liberty. Ideally, government would restrain license, not indulge in it; make it difficult, not easy; disgraceful, not popular. A government that does otherwise is licentious, not liberal." -- Leonard E. Read (1898-1983) founder of the Foundation for Economic Education
Source: Leonard E. Read, in The Freeman

"When the government fears the people there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President


"Let us contemplate our forefathers, and posterity, and resolve to maintain the rights bequeathed to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude and perseverance. Let us remember that "if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom," it is a very serious consideration ... that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers of the event."
-- Samuel Adams (1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution."

"There is simply no escaping the fact that the fate of the Constitution is in our hands -- as voters, representatives, justices. If we allow ourselves to abuse the tradition of higher lawmaking, the very idea that the Constitution can be viewed as the culminating expression of a mobilized citizenry will disintegrate. After all, the American Republic is no more eternal than the Roman -- and it will come to an end when American citizens betray their Constitution’s fundamental ideals and aspirations so thoroughly that existing institutions merely parody the public meanings they formerly conveyed."
-- Bruce Ackerman (1943-) American constitutional law scholar, Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, Source: WE THE PEOPLE: FOUNDATIONS, 291 (1991)

"Freedom may come quickly in robes of peace, or after ages of conflict and war;
but come it will, and abide it will, so long as the principles by which it was acquired are held sacred." -- Edward Everett (1794-1865) American politician and educator from Massachusetts. US Representative, US Senator, 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, US Secretary of State, professor and president of Harvard
Source: Orations and Speeches. Address, Aug. 25, 1835. Before the Literary Societies of Amherst College.


Dallas Police Kill Robbery Suspect
Case Closed

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