Saturday, March 31, 2012

Law

"The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime. " --Max Stirner [Johann Kaspar Schmidt] (1806-1856) German philosopher Source: The Ego and His Own

Friday, March 30, 2012

Wiped

"The most awful tyranny is that of the proximate utopia where the last sins are currently being eliminated and where, tomorrow, there will be no sins because all the sinners have been wiped out."
--Thomas Merton (1915-1968)
Source: 1948

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Walking

"Life is like getting dropped off in the middle of the woods, and then year by year, gradually walking home."
--April Foiles

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Excuse II

"A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny."
--Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)
Russian novelist, Soviet dissident, imprisoned for 8 years for critizing Stalin in a personal letter,
Nobel Prize for Literature, 1970

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ideas

"People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first." --David H. Comins

Monday, March 26, 2012

Big

"The big thieves hang the little ones."
--Czech Proverb

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Inventions II

"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."
--Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
US Founding father, pamphleteer, author

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Aloud

"I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell."
--William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891)
General Commander of the United States Army

Friday, March 23, 2012

Prolonged

"In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. Only one who knows the disastrous effects of a long war can realize the supreme importance of rapidity in bringing it to a close."
--Sun Tzu (c.500-320 B.C.)
name used by the unknown Chinese authors of the sophisticated treatise on philosophy, logistics, espionage, strategy and tactics known as 'The Art of War'
Source: The Art of War

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Accurate

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."
--George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Irish comic dramatist

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spreading

"Government is a parasite -- a cancer that by nature tries to spread deeper into society. Those who want to run others' lives won't give up and start minding their own business."
--Harry Browne (1933-2006)
American libertarian writer, politician, and free-market investment analyst. Libertarian candidate for US President 1996 & 2000
Source: Pamphlet: Harry Browne, Why I’m Running for President. 1995.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Looking

"Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud and one the stars."
--Frederick Langbridge

Monday, March 19, 2012

Some

"You can fool some of the people all of the time,and all of the people some of the time,and that's good enough."
-- Dr. Edwin Vieira
President of the National Alliance for Constitutional Money, Constitutional lawyer and scholar

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Plenty

"There is plenty of law at the end of a nightstick."
--Grover Whalen (1886-1962)
New York City Police Commisioner

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Steady

"Do not pursue what is illusory - property and position: all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life - don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing." --Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Friday, March 16, 2012

Law

"The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror."
-- Peter Kropotkin
[Prince Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin] (1842-1921) Russian zoologist, activist, philosopher, economist, writer, scientist, evolutionary theorist, geographer and one of the world's foremost anarcho-communists
Source: Words of a Rebel

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Debauchery

"Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalistic System was to debauch the currency... Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million can diagnose."
--John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) British economist
Source: The Economic Consequences of the Peace, 1920, page 235

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Preconceived

"I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over the last 49 years, they would move on Washington; they would not wait for an election... It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States!"
--George W. Malone (1890-1961)
U.S. Senator (Nevada),
1957 Source: speaking before Congress

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bellow

"He who does not bellow out the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers."
--Charles Peguy (1873-1914)
French poet, essayist and editor

Monday, March 12, 2012

Constant

"All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it... Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."
--Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)
German Nazi Dictator, 1935
Source: Mein Kampf, p. 197. 14th Edition.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Nullification

"My own view rests on the premise that nullification can and should serve an important function in the criminal process ... The doctrine permits the jury to bear on the criminal process a sense of fairness and particularized justice ... The drafters of legal rules cannot anticipate and take account of every case where a defendant’s conduct is “unlawful” but not blameworthy, any more than they can draw a bold line to mark the boundary between an accident and negligence. It is the jury -- as spokesmen for the community’s sense of values -- that must explore that subtle and elusive boundary. ... I do not see any reason to assume that jurors will make rampantly abusive use of their power. Trust in the jury is, after all, one of the cornerstones of our entire criminal jurisprudence, and if that trust is without foundation we must reexamine a great deal more than just the nullification doctrine."
--Chief Judge David L. Bazelon U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
Source: U.S. v. Dougherty, 473 F. 2d 1113, 1141-42 (dissent) (1972)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Knaves

"Wherever a Knave is not punished, an honest Man is laugh'd at."
--George Savile (1633 - 1695)

Friday, March 09, 2012

Whenever IV

"Whenever I watch Barney the dinosaur, I offer up a prayer of thanks for the meteorite that wiped out the rest."
--G. Linsgru

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Again

"The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow peopleto protect the country they stole from red people".
--Gerome Gragni, 1967

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Wanton

"... while "wanton destruction of towns, cities and villages" is a war crime of long standing, the bombing of cities from airplanes goes not only unpunished but virtually unaccused. Air bombardment is state terrorism, the terrorism of the rich. It has burned up and blasted apart more innocents in the past six decades than have all the anti-state terrorists who ever lived. Something has benumbed our consciousness against this reality. In the United States we would not consider for the presidency a man who had once thrown a bomb into a crowded restaurant, but we are happy to elect a man who once dropped bombs from airplanes that destroyed not only restaurants but the buildings that contained them and the neighborhoods that surrounded them".
--C. Douglas Lummis, political scientist

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Un-Renounce

"If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to freedom being the gift of Almighty God, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave."
--Samuel Adams (1722-1803)

Monday, March 05, 2012

Today III

"America is today the leader of a world-wide anti-revolutionary movement in the defense of vested interests. She now stands for what Rome stood for. Rome consistently supported the rich against the poor in all foreign communities that fell under her sway; and, since the poor, so far, have always and everywhere been far more numerous than the rich, Rome's policy made for inequality, for injustice, and for the least happiness of the greatest number".
--Arnold Toynbee, 1961

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Unpredictable

"Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next."
--Franklin P. Jones

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Symptom

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."
--Author Unknown

Friday, March 02, 2012

Priority

"Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option"
--Mark Twain

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Obstate

"Principio Obstate (Resist from the beginning)."
--Latin Proverb