Since Jan 21, 2002
"Enlighten the people generally and oppression of both body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day."~Thomas Jefferson
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate and tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."~Samuel Adams
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."~Edmund Burke
"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity."~Irving Kristol
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."~Plato
"Give me four years to teach the children, and I will have planted a seed that can't be uprooted." ~Lenin
"The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our Constitution. I am an enemy to all banks, discounting bills or notes for anything but coin. If the American people allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."~Thomas Jefferson
"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day. But a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguised period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (administrations), too plainly proves a deliberate systematic plan of reducing us to slavery." ~Thomas Jefferson
"Depending upon which side of it we stand, Truth can make or break a man as well as a nation." ~GirlNextDoor
It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation?
For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it... What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! ~Patrick Henry
Truth crushed to earth shall rise again; The eternal years of God are hers; But error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies among his worshipers.
"Truth is eternal, knowledge is changeable. It is disaster to confuse the two."
"Nothing from man's hands, nor law, nor constitution, can be final. Truth alone is final."
"There is no such thing as a minor lapse in integrity."
"Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so."