Albion Wilde
Since Oct 9, 2004

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Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
— 1 John 4:4




"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
—Thomas Jefferson



"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
—Ronald Reagan



"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. And instantaneous responders are better than first responders. First responders are always minutes away when seconds count."
—Wayne LaPierre, Executive VP, NRA



"The outstanding characteristic [of the New Politics is its] insistence on the overwhelming importance of revealing, in the public realm, one's intense feelings — we must 'care,' we must 'be concerned,' we must be 'committed.' Unsurprisingly, this goes along with an immense indifference to consequences."
—Irving Kristol



"This 'Internet' thing, where you can look at stuff that is over a week old, is becoming troublesome to the folks in charge right now. It's getting increasingly harder to pretend like the past never happened, and that people never said things."
—Kevin, anonymous commenter on Reason blog, August 2009



There are very few people who have made a difference on the scale Margaret Thatcher achieved. She saved our country, she helped bring freedom to half our continent. The light of her legacy will shine like a beacon down the generations.
It has said many times that she was a divisive figure. She was; she had to be. There was no consensus about the right thing to do to save our country. And if she had waited for consensus nothing would ever have happened. She saw what needed to be done and she did it, with clarity, with courage, with conviction.
--Former Tory leader Lord Howard of Lympne



"The Left’s politics of envy and covetousness violate the Commandments. That’s why they so hate Judaism and Christianity and want to heresize, silence or eliminate them."
—Albion Wilde



"If it takes force to impose your ideas on your fellow man, there is something wrong with your ideas. If you are willing to use force to impose your ideas on your fellow man, there is something wrong with you."
—Mark Fournier



"A world in which individuals make their own trade-offs with their own money is fundamentally different from a world where third parties take those decisions out of their hands and impose their own notions of what is best for "society.."
—Thomas Sowell



We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us...to govern ourselves according to commandments of God.  The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which the Constitution is founded.
-- James Madison



"The government forgets that George Orwell's 1984 was a warning and not a blueprint."
—Chris Huhne, Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament, 2009



"I Am Not a Dictator" deserves to join "I Am Not a Crook" in the annals of political denials.
-- Daniel Greenfield



"I find it amazing that all the victim groups who so loathe the Dead White European Males who founded this nation (and set it on its course to greatness) now want to pay them back by returning to the aristocratism and class warfare of Europe."
—Albion Wilde



"Ronald Reagan was great because he never gave up on his country, and...because he never doubted for a moment any of us. Never doubted our wisdom...our judgment...our ability to do the right thing...our ability to rise to necessary challenges. Ronald Reagan never doubted the people of this country at all. That made him a huge threat, because Reagan's enemies had...no confidence and no faith in the American people. They still don't. Their view of the American people is one of incompetence, lack of judgment, inability, basic averageness — and, of course, they must think that; for if they don't, there's no reason for them."
—Rush Limbaugh



This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God...
(2 Timothy 3:1-4)



"The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual....Business doesn’t pay taxes, ...only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business....If the tax cannot be included in the price of the product, no one along that line can stay in business."
—Ronald Reagan



"We can’t expect the American people to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism."
—Nikita Khrushchev



"A communist is someone who reads Marx. An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx."
—Ronald Reagan



"I love being a conservative... Unlike our liberal friends, who are constantly looking for new words to conceal their true beliefs and are in a perpetual state of reinvention, we conservatives are unapologetic about our ideals... We believe in individual liberty, limited government, capitalism, the rule of law, faith, a color-blind society and national security. We support school choice, enterprise zones, tax cuts, welfare reform, faith-based initiatives, political speech, homeowner rights and the war on terrorism. At our core we embrace and celebrate the most magnificent governing document ever ratified by any nation — the U.S. Constitution. Along with the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes our God-given natural right to be free, it is the foundation on which our government is built and has enabled us to flourish as a people. We conservatives are never stronger than when we are advancing our principles."
—Rush Limbaugh



"I wonder if one reason we seem so bizarrely fixated on 'climate change'...because it's one of the few subjects we can talk about without having any dissenting view greeted by cries of 'Racist!' For the moment."
—Mark Steyn



"The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become what God intends he should become."
—Ronald Reagan



"But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth."
—2 Corinthians 10:17-18 KJV



"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity — and I'm not sure about the universe."
—Albert Einstein



"The arrogance of third parties, who take it upon themselves to treat other people's children as a captive audience to brainwash with politically correct notions, while taking no responsibility for the consequences to those children or society, is part of the general vision of the left that pervades our education system."
—Thomas Sowell



"To educate a man in mind only, and not in morals is to educate a menace to society."
—Theodore Roosevelt



"My wife and I were also concerned that our children would miss out on the socialization available in the public schools...so once a week we take our kids into the bathroom, cuss at them, push them around, steal their lunch money, and offer them drugs, and that seems to take care of it."
—FReeper Oberon



"Neither in the United Kingdom nor the United States should we have a professional political class. Both countries ought to operate on the principle of citizen legislators who do other things, and then serve in the course of their life for one time or another in office. But the permanent political class infects and contaminates your society."
—Mark Steyn



"One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and 
order. That is a totally false charge. I have 
an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the government's primary concerns."
—Ronald Reagan



"[T]here is an alternative to the absurdity of 'gender neutrality,' and all of its derivatives including the feminization of America and the nurturing of perpetually adolescent males. These 'boy men' have neither the emotional nor intellectual maturity to support wives and/or the children of the women they impregnate and abandon. As part of the left's strategy to destroy the traditional family structure, these abandoned women and children, seeking security, are driven into the open arms of a cold and impersonal government."
—Samuel Silver, Jewish World Review



"It's only a matter of time before the Supreme Court steps in to overrule Randy, Paula and Simon."
—Ann Coulter



O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and war’s desolation
Bles’t with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserved us a nation
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust!”
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
—Francis Scott Key
(obscure and rarely-used fourth verse)



"Whether we want to own up to it or not, the welfare state has done what Jim Crow, gross discrimination and poverty could not have done. It has contributed to the breakdown of the black family structure and has helped establish a set of values alien to traditional values of high moral standards, hard work and achievement."
—Walter E. Williams



"God doesn't call me to be successful. God calls me to be faithful."
—Mother Teresa



"After the Marxist claims about the proletariat proved false and capitalism was vindicated as the best way to achieve economic affluence, leftists had to stop pretending that they could accomplish much with state-owned factories and national economic plans. As a result, the oppressed replaced the proletariat as the Left’s object of affection. The enemy became, not capitalists, but successful nations."
—James Q. Wilson



"For nothing is hidden that shall not become evident, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light."
—Mark 8:17



Liberalism: knowing you're better than everyone else because of your humility.
-- Daniel Greenfield



We have no government armed in power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was written for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.
--John Adams



"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."
—Daniel Patrick Moynihan



"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
—Winston Churchill



"You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one."
—Rush Limbaugh



"Democracy depends upon service voluntarily rendered, money voluntarily contributed."
—Ronald Reagan



Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
-- John F. Kennedy



The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution..
-- Hannah Arendt



"My fellow columnist M. Stanton Evans is responsible for the brilliant perception that the Republicans ... are 'the stupid party' and the Democrats are 'the evil party.' Every once in a while they get together and hatch some policy that is both stupid and evil. This is called 'bipartisanship,' and the immigration reform bill was a spectacular example of it."
—William Rusher



"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you can live as you wish."
—Mother Teresa



"Individuals who are family-reliant and God-reliant are rarely government-reliant. Christianity emphasizes both individuality and community. Balancing the two has been a genius of America as well. F. Scott Fitzgerald in the The Great Gatsby almost a century ago wrote about careless rich people who make messes and leave the cleanup to their servants. Today, rich and especially poor often leave the cleanup to government officials. If we want fewer officials, we need to reduce the number of messes. Social conservatism makes possible fiscal conservatism. "
—Marvin Olasky



"If you have government health care, you not only annex a huge chunk of the economy, you also destroy a huge chunk of individual liberty. You fundamentally change the relationship between the citizen and the state into something closer to that of junkie and pusher, and you make it very difficult ever to change back."
—Mark Steyn



When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual.
  Then it became optional.
  Now it's legal.
I'm getting out before Obama makes it mandatory.
--Gunnery Sargent Harry Berres, USMC



"He who promotes single parenthood is indifferent to the fate of children."
—Theodore Dalrymple



Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... But that not everyone must prove they are a citizen.
—Ben Stein



"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators."
—P. J. O'Rourke



Gay marriage is the point where we as a society decide collectively and publicly that many, many other things are more important to us than connecting mothers and fathers to their children. We discard marriage as an idea prior to and bigger than government. Marriage becomes something that was dreamed up by legislators on a good day, rather than rooted in creation itself.
—Maggie Gallagher



"If ten percent is good enough for Jesus, it ought to be good enough for Uncle Sam."
—Ray Stevens



"'The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."
—Karl Marx



Unfortunately, people on the make seem to have a keener appreciation of the power of words, as the magic road to other power, than do people defending values that seem to them too obvious to require words.
—Thomas Sowell



"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy."
—Winston Churchill, 1948



The private sector is so foreign to our President that he would need a passport to go there and a translator to understand what is happening.
-- Bobby Jindal



"Being a lover of freedom, when the [Nazi] revolution came,
I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted
of their devotion to the cause of truth; but no, the universities were immediately silenced.
Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers, whose flaming editorials...had proclaimed
their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks....
Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing the truth....
the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual and moral freedom.
I am forced to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly.
—Albert Einstein



"Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver: whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God."
—Psalm 50:22-23



“In dictatorships you need courage to fight evil; in the free world you need courage to see evil.”
—Natan Sharansky



“Conservatism always has been and always will be a force to reckon with because it most closely approximates the reality of the human condition, based, as it is, on the cumulative judgment and experience of a people. It is the heir, not the apostate, to the accumulated wisdom, morality and faith of the people. ... Our challenge is not to retreat to the comfort of self-congratulatory exile but to sweat and bleed -- and be victorious -- in the arena of public opinion.”
—Tony Blankley



The heart of the wise inclines to the right,
but the heart of the fool to the left.
Ecclesiastes 10:2



Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17



We face a hard fight, not only for our freedom, but the freedom of the world. The international left has made America its special project. It knows that if it can extinguish the hope of liberty in this land then it will drive the rest of those who hope for freedom across the ocean deeper into despair. And it wants your despair. It wants you to give up so that the rest of the world gives up too and bows under its chains.
And yet this fight is a glorious one. This fight is our birthright. And we should be thankful for the fight.
—Daniel Greenfield