"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to
disobey it, he is obligated to do so." Thomas Jefferson
"One of the greatest delusions in the
world is the hope
that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation." - Thomas B. Reed
"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for
what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him." -
"It is not the business of government to
make men virtuous or religious,
or to preserve the fool from the consequences of his own folly.
Government should be repressive no further than is necessary
to secure liberty by protecting the equal rights of each from aggression
on the part of others, and the moment governmental prohibitions
extend beyond this line they are in danger of defeating
the very ends they are intended to serve." - Henry George
[On ancient Athens]:
"In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security.
They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -
security, comfort, and freedom.
When the Athenians finally wanted not to
give to society
but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most
was freedom from responsibility,
then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again." - Edward Gibbon
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims
may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons
than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes
his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us
for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so
with the approval of their own conscience." - C. S. Lewis
The lie, in the beginning, tastes sweet, but tastes bitter in the end.
The truth, in the beginning, tastes bitter, but tastes sweet in the end.
“Socialism is just the last "feel good
step on the path to Communism and its slavery." - Vladimir Lenin
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
“Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved
society. When an immoral society has blatantly and proudly violated all the
commandments, it insists upon one last virtue, tolerance for its immorality. It
will not tolerate condemnation of its perversions. It creates a whole new world
in which only the intolerant critic of intolerable evil is evil.”
Pray for our nation for…
"...The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power
and produces wonderful results." James 5:16b
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt
should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and
controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome
will become bankrupt.
People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance." -
Cicero , 55 BC
“Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought.
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith,
let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” Abraham Lincoln
“America is great because America is good, but if America ever ceases to be
good, she will cease to be great.” Alexis de Tocqueville
“Political society exists for the sake of noble living”
“Our Constitution was designed for a moral
and a religious people;
it is wholly inadequate for the governing of any other.” John Adams
“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies
because they become fashions.”
“All sects are different, because they
come from men;
morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.” Voltaire
“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God
that His justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith
Christ has made us free,
and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Galatians 5:1
“An old adage says:
“Don’t be so heavenly minded that you are of no earthly good.”
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the
proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people,
especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:9-10 (NIV)
"As Thomas Paine so eloquently put it so many years ago on Dec. 21 1776,
“THESE are the times that try men's souls.
The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis,
shrink from the service of their country;
but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
So let it be once again that we few who will stand no matter the hazards,
do so not for their self, but for the love of an age old idea,
that we as free men under our creator shall decide our fate, not a chosen few.
Property is the fruit of labor ---property
is desirable --- --- is a positive good in the world.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich,
and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another;
but let him labor diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Abraham Lincoln, (21 March 1864)
Reply to New York Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association
The great Roman statesman, orator, and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote:
“Not to know what happened before you were born, that is to be always a boy, to
be forever a child.”
(Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum.)
It seems to me…this is a common problem in
today’s leaders and citizenry alike…
Those who failed to learn from history are hell bent upon repeating it…
Tolerance only goes so far before a tolerated
the dominate worldview that stops all toleration of competing worldviews.