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“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against... We’re after power and we mean 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 or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.” - Ayn Rand, ‘Atlas Shrugged’ 1957

“A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government. “ - Thomas Jefferson

“Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others.” - Ayn Rand

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

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. “ - Thomas Jefferson

“Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” - George Washington

“All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.” - Benjamin Franklin

“Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.” - Benjamin Franklin

“Labour to keep alive in your breast that little celestial fire called conscience.” - George Washington

“He that lives upon hope will die fasting.” - Benjamin Franklin

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.” - Samuel Adams

“Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.” - Samuel Adams

“Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.” - Samuel Adams

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” - Thomas Jefferson

“I may get killed with my own gun, but he's gonna have to beat me to death with it, 'cause it's going to be empty.” - Clint Smith