Quotes

“It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”

Samuel Adams quote

“Protecting individual liberty,” Ron Paul often explains, “is the purpose of all government. Individual liberty is the right to your life, the right to your property and the right to keep the fruits of your labor.” – Ron Paul

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. ~ Albert Einstein

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
* This was written by Benjamin Franklin, with quotation marks but almost certainly his original thought, sometime shortly before February 17, 1775

On Freedom and Resistance:”There comes a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part, you can’t even passively take part; and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop, And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, the people who own it, that unless you’re free the machine will be prevented from working at all.” (1964 Mario Savio)

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!”
GANDHI

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”
— Mark Twain

“When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation… and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.”
By Maj. L. C audill USM C (Ret)

“I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don’t even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies.” ~ Chris Floyd

“Our lives begin to end the moment we become silent about the things that matter” – MLK JR

“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
– George Washington

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” – George Washington

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, speech to the Virginia Convention

“Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.” — James Madison, essay in the National Gazette, March 27, 1792

“There are two kinds of people, those who want to be left alone and those who won’t leave them alone.” Doreen Hannes

“If you must break the law, do it to seize power. In all other cases observe it.” Julius Caesar quotes (Roman general and statesman, 100-44 B.C.)

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and Tyrants. Thomas Jefferson – 1987

All mankind… being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
John Locke

Gary North: “The CALLING is the most important think you can do with your life in which you are the most difficult to replace. OCCUPATION – how you put food on the table. www.garynorth.com

“The individual may stand upon his constitutional rights as a citizen. He is entitled to carry on his private business in his own way. His power to contract is unlimited. He owes no duty to the state or to his neighbors to divulge his business, or to open his doors to an investigation, so far as it may tend to criminate him. He owes no such duty to the state, since he receives nothing therefrom, beyond the protection of his life and property. His rights are such as existed by the law of the land long antecedent to the organization of the state, and can only be taken from him by due process of law, and in accordance with the Constitution. Among his rights are a refusal to incriminate himself, and the immunity of himself and his property from arrest or seizure except under a warrant of the law. He owes nothing to the public so long as he does not trespass upon their rights. ” Hale :vs: Henkel 201 U.S. 43 (1906)

“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.”
– Ronald Reagan

As Locke said, men are naturally in “a state of perfect freedom to order their actions, and dispose of their possessions and persons, as they think fit, within the bounds of the law of nature.”[2]

Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence…
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

“It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God, it shall be my dying sentiment. Independence now, and independence forever.” – Daniel Webster, in an August 2, 1826 eulogy to Thomas Jefferson and John Adams; both had died on July 4th.

“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in pursuit of justice no virtue.” – Barry Goldwater

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
— Patrick Henry

A revolution begins from within – gloria steinman

Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.” – Theodore Roosevelt

June 2009 – “In the long run, we are all dead but our children will be left to pick up the tab.” ~ Thomas Hoenig is the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

“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

“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.”
–Thomas Jefferson

“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. ” Joseph Stalin”

Our legislators are not sufficiently apprised of the rightful limits of their powers; that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us. No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.” – Thomas Jefferson (1816)[1]

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. … The modern theory of the perpetuation of debt has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating. -Thomas Jefferson

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