Dick Bachert
Since Dec 17, 1999

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I spend most of my waking hours in a small room with this PC surrounded by my collection of shrunken heads, mostly Dems and statists who no longer have a use for them. They are the easiest to shrink: No brain! My wife thinks I died 3 years ago. (Shhhhh- don’t tell her I’m in here, OK?) SPAMMERS WILL BE ADDED TO MY COLLECTION WHEN CAPTURED!!

“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!””
Francis Scott Key

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

“...the idea of liberty must grow weak in the hearts of men
before it can be killed at the hands of tyrants.” T.Jefferson

“I would to God that one of the most atrocious of each state
was hanged in gibits upon a gallows 5 times as high as the one
prepared by Haman. No punishment, in my opinion, is too great
for the man who can build his greatness upon his country’s ruin!”
(George Washington on those who would depreciate the currency.)

“Man will ultimately be governed by God or ruled by tyrants.”
Benjamin Franklin

“The heart of a wise man inclines to the right, the heart of
the fool to the left.” Ecc 10:2

“...we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We
must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion
and servitude. If we run into such debt as that, we must be
taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our
comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our calling and
our creeds...we (will) have no time to think, no means of calling
our mismanagers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by
hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our
fellow sufferers. And this is the tendency of all human
governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes
a precedent...’til the bulk of society is reduced to be mere
automatons of misery. And the forehorse of this frightful team
is public debt. Taxation follows that, and, in its train,
wrechedness and oppression.” Thomas Jefferson

*”I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of
society but the people themselves; and if we think them not
enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome
discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform
their discretion by education.” (Thomas Jefferson)

“The state can do no wrong, for right is determined by what the
state does!” John Dewey, humanist father of public school system

“Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against - then you’ll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We’re after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you’d better get wise to it.

There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted -and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Rearden, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
p.411, Ayn Rand, ATLAS SHRUGGED, Signet Books, NY, 1957

“We have the greatest opportunity the world has ever seen, as long
as we remain honest — which will be as long as we can keep the
attention of our people alive. If they once become inattentive to
public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and
governors would all become wolves.”
Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787. ME 6:58

“What Good Fortune for the state that people do not think!”
A. Hitler 1933

“We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans ...” (President Bill Clinton, USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A)

“...the natural tendency of things is for government to gain
ground and for liberty to yield...let no more be heard of
confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains
of the Constitution.” Thomas Jefferson

“(Centralized government) will destroy the state government,
and swallow the liberties of the people.” Patrick Henry

“A strict observance of the written laws is doubtlessly one of
the highest duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest.
The law of necessity, of self preservation, of saving our country
when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by
a scrupulous adherence to written law would be to lose law
itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are
enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the
means.” Thomas Jefferson

“The conservative does not object to coercion or arbitrary power
so long as it is used for what he regards as the right purposes.
Like the socialist, he is less concerned with the problem of how
the powers of government can be limited than with that of who wields
them; and like the socialist, he regards himself as entitled to
force the value he holds on other people.”
(Fredrick Hayek)

“He who will not reason is a bigot. He who cannot reason is a
fool. He who dares not reason is a slave.” Wm.Drummond/Scottish

“...when all government...in little as well as great things,
shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will
render powerless the checks provided of one government on another
and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from
which we separated.” Thomas Jefferson, 1821

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of
servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home
from us in peace. We ask not your counsel or your arms. Crouch
down and lick the hands of those who feed you. May your chains
set lightly upon you. May posterity forget that ye were our
countrymen.” Samuel Adams

“The means of defense against foreign danger historically have
become the instruments of tyranny at home.”
James Madison
“ A nation of well informed men, who have been taught to know and
to prize the rights that God has given them cannot be enslaved.
It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”
Benjamin Franklin

“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 lightening. They want the
ocean without the awful roar of its waters.
This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical
one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a
struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never
did, and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit
to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and
wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue
until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those
whom they oppress.” Frederick Douglass August 4, 1857

“Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; if it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.” — Judge Learned Hand, 1944

The destruction of a mighty nation may well be approaching
because of the activities of one person. He has encouraged
leaders to tranquilize the populace with half truths. He has
lured the press into inattention and has assisted the people in
duping themselves. He has persuaded his fellow citizens to
concentrate on life’s comic strips and mindless entertainments
and to avoid the bruises of reality.
The culprit is the person whose eyes scan these words, and
whose hands at this moment hold this book.
William J. Lederer, A Nation of Sheep, 1961

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to always be kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.” (Thomas Jefferson, 1743 1826)

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”
William Pitt The Younger in the House of Commons, 18 Nov. 1783