Archive for the 'Quotations' Category

Manners and Spirit of the People

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

<i>”It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.”</i> Thomas Jefferson (1781)

Asylum for the Persecuted

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

“This new world hath been the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe. Hither have they fled, not from the tender embraces of the mother, but from the cruelty of the monster; and it is so far true of England, that the same tyranny which drove the […]

Eternal Bureaucracy

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

“A government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth” – Ronald Reagan

“We are socialists…

Friday, May 30th, 2014

“We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.” Adolf Hitler May […]

John Kerry on Saddam

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

“Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … […]

Hillary on Saddam

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

“In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, […]

Safe Depository of the Powers of Society

Monday, April 28th, 2014

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the 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. This is the true corrective of abuses […]

Lacking Moral Equivalency

Monday, March 24th, 2014

To say that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is no different than Bush fighting in Kuwait, Iraq or Afghanistan is like saying Franklin D. Roosevelt was no better than Adolf Hitler because they both invaded France. – Unknown (And, sadly some will believe it of FDR as well)

The People’s Indefeasible Rights to Institute Government

Friday, March 14th, 2014

“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change […]

Champions of Liberty

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

“I am commonly opposed to those who modestly assume the rank of champions of liberty, and make a very patriotic noise about the people. It is the stale artifice which has duped the world a thousand times, and yet, though detected, it is still successful.” Fisher Ames (1789)