Saturday, December 31, 2011


"...The Bill of Rights is a literal and absolute document. The First Amendment doesn't say you have a right to speak out unless the government has a 'compelling interest' in censoring the Internet. The Second Amendment doesn't say you have the right to keep and bear arms until some madman plants a bomb. The Fourth Amendment doesn't say you have the right to be secure from search and seizure unless some FBI agent thinks you fit the profile of a terrorist. The government has no right to interfere with any of these freedoms under any circumstances."

--Harry Browne (1933-2006)
American libertarian writer, politician, and free-market investment analyst.
Libertarian candidate for US President 1996 & 2000

Friday, December 30, 2011


"He who endeavours to serve, to benefit, and improve the world, is like a swimmer, who struggles against a rapid current, in a river lashed into angry waves by the winds. Often they roar over his head, often they beat him back and baffle him. Most men yield to the stress of the current. Only here and there the stout, strong heart and vigorous arms struggle on toward ultimate success.
--Albert Pike (1809-1891)
American Freemason

Thursday, December 29, 2011


"Falling hurts least those who fly low."
--Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


"No attempt or pretence, that was ever carried into practical operation amongst civilized men -- unless possibly the pretence of a “Divine Right,” on the part of some, to govern and enslave others -- embodied so much of shameless absurdity, falsehood, impudence, robbery, usurpation, tyranny, and villany of every kind, as the attempt or pretence of establishing a government by consent, and getting the actual consent of only so many as may be necessary to keep the rest in subjection by force. Such a government is a mere conspiracy of the strong against the weak. It no more rests on consent than does the worst government on earth."
--Lysander Spooner
(1808-1887) Political theorist, activist, abolitionist
Source: No Treason. No. II The Constitution, (Boston: Published by the Author, 1867)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States."
--Noah Webster,
An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787

Monday, December 26, 2011


"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."
--Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1778

Sunday, December 25, 2011


"I may speak in tongues of men or of angels, but if I am without love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal. I may have the gift of prophecy, and know every hidden truth; I may have faith strong enough to move mountains; but if I have no love, I am nothing."

Saturday, December 24, 2011

History VI

"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons history has to teach."
--Aldous Huxley

Friday, December 23, 2011


"Why do you think it only took four soldiers to lead a thousand people to the gas chambers? Because not one out of thousands had the courage to resist. Not one would sacrifice himself! Not even when we took they're children away!"
--"The Debt", movie, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Occident: The part of the world lying west (or east) of the Orient. It is largely inhabited by Christians, a powerful sub-tribe of the Hypocrites, whose principal industries are murder and cheating, which they are pleased to call 'war' and 'commerce.' These, also, are the principal industries of the Orient.
--Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913) American Author, Editor, Journalist
(From The Devil's Dictionary]

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


"Never face facts; if you do, you'll never get up in the morning." --Marlo Thomas

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


There is no law of progress. Our future is in our own hands, to make or to mar. It will be an uphill fight to the end, and would we have it otherwise? Let no one suppose that evolution will ever exempt us from struggles. 'You forget,' said the Devil, with a chuckle, 'that I have been evolving too.'
--William Ralph Inge

Monday, December 19, 2011


"Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be."
--Clementine Paddleford

Sunday, December 18, 2011


"Words hypnotize and deceive everyone at one time or another, but these hypnotic words cannot last long in the hearts of true warriors."
--Barney Bush, Shawnee

Saturday, December 17, 2011


"A government that can at pleasure accuse, shoot, and hang men, as traitors, for the one general offence of refusing to surrender themselves and their property unreservedly to its arbitrary will, can practice any and all special and particular oppressions it pleases. The result -- and a natural one -- has been that we have had governments, State and national, devoted to nearly every grade and species of crime that governments have ever practised upon their victims; and these crimes have culminated in a war that has cost a million of lives; a war carried on, upon one side, for chattel slavery, and on the other for political slavery; upon neither for liberty, justice, or truth. And these crimes have been committed, and this war waged, by men, and the descendants of men, who, less than a hundred years ago, said that all men were equal, and could owe neither service to individuals, nor allegiance to governments, except with their own consent."
--Lysander Spooner (1808-1887)
Political theorist, activist, abolitionist
Source: No Treason. No. II The Constitution, (Boston: Published by the Author, 1867)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Never IV

"Never believe anything until it has been officially denied."
--Claud Cockburn

Thursday, December 15, 2011


"When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained."
--Edward R. Murrow

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


"Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk." --J.C. Penney

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Oops II

"A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."
--Frank Lloyd Wright

Monday, December 12, 2011


"Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it."
--Alexander Herzen

Sunday, December 11, 2011


"Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business."
--Tom Robbins

Saturday, December 10, 2011


"Drive slow and enjoy the scenery -- drive fast and join the scenery."
--Doug Horton

Friday, December 09, 2011


"Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed."
--Elbert Hubbard

Thursday, December 08, 2011


"It is the fist responsibility of every citizen to question authority."
--Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
US Founding Father

Wednesday, December 07, 2011


"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live."
--Mark Twain

Tuesday, December 06, 2011


"Schools have not necessarily much to do with education... they are mainly institutions of control, where basic habits must be inculcated in the young. Education is quite different and has little place in school."
--Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
Prime Minister of England

Monday, December 05, 2011


"It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others."
--John Andrew Holmes

Sunday, December 04, 2011


"Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock."
--Ben Hecht

Saturday, December 03, 2011


"Americans just want us to... not be concerned if they can be constitutionally justified... Why, if we had to do that we could not pass most of the laws we enact around here."
--Sen. John Glenn (1921- ) First American astronaut to orbit the Earth,
US Senator (D-OH)

Friday, December 02, 2011

Waiting II

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
--Eden Phillpotts

Thursday, December 01, 2011


"What chance of survival does a culture have when its own elites actively seek its destruction?"
--William S. Lind (1947- )
American expert on military affairs, pundit on cultural conservatism