Since Oct 16, 2000
No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last
finding the other end fastened about his own neck. Frederick Douglass
In the act of dehumanizing others, we dehumanize ourselves.
"Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them." --Thomas Jefferson
"Our properties within our own territories [should not] be taxed or regulated by any power on earth but our own." --Thomas Jefferson
"He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition." --Thomas Jefferson (1785)
"The natural cure for an ill-administration, in a popular or representative constitution, is a change of men."
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.
Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered.staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
Ronald Reagan Quotes...
"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid"
"We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent"
"Peace is not the absence of conflict; it is the ability to manage conflict by peaceful means"
"Of the four wars of my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong"
"If the Soviet Union ever let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state... because everybody would join the other party"
"How do you tell a communist? He reads Lenin and Marx. And how do you tell an anti-communist? Someone who understands Lenin and Marx."
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction; it's not something we pass along in our bloodstream. It must be fought-for, protected, and passed-along for them to do the same"
"Entrepreneurs and small businesses are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States"
"If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat"
"They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong"
"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government, and I'm here to help"
"Recession is when your neighbor loses his job; a depression is when you lose yours"
"Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement..."
"[W]hen People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders." --Samuel Adams
Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
"The future and success of America is not in this Constitution,
but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded."
No truth is more evident to any mind than that the Christian religion
must be the basis of any government intended to secure
the rights and privileges of a free people."
Life's truest heroes never carve their name
On marble columns built for their acclaim;
They build instead a legacy that springs
From faithful service to the King of kings. Gustafson
A life lived for God leaves a lasting legacy.
"Among the features peculiar to the political system of the United States,
is the perfect equality of rights which it secures to every religious sect."
"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
"It is too early for politicians to presume on our forgetting that the public good, the real welfare of the great body of the people, is the supreme object to be pursued; and that no form of government whatever has any other value than as it may be fitted for the attainment of this object."
"Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot."
"It is not my intention to do away with government. It is rather to make it work -- work with us, not over us; stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it."
"Take a look around you, America. Our nation is becoming less efficient, less productive, less secure and less educated than any time in our history. What is the common denominator in this equation? Government has gotten involved in more and more of our everyday routines. Government cannot protect you from every danger. It cannot efficiently run airlines. It cannot create meaningful, productive jobs in the private sector. It cannot run efficient, affordable healthcare. It cannot effectively protect the environment. It cannot provide a quality food supply. It cannot adequately provide for you in your old age. It cannot create energy. It cannot provide a quality lifestyle. And it cannot stop the threat of terrorism by putting you in a government data bank and tracking your every move. It can and will smother you with rules and regulations designed to perpetuate the growing power of government.
That is what government does. Americans must learn that lesson or suffocate. Your papers, please."
"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money
for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys."
"The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families....
How is it possible that children can have any just sense of the sacred
obligations of morality or religion if, from their earliest infancy,
they learn their mothers live in habitual infidelity to their fathers,
and their fathers in as constant infidelity to their mothers?"
"I have disagreed with those in government.... But just to keep the record straight,
let me make plain my criticism is not directed against this system of ours,
which is unique in all the world. I criticize those I believe are turning away
from and repudiating the very principles which brought us greatness,
eroding individual freedom, robbing us of independence
and the right to control our own destiny."
Dennis Miller said recently, regarding the judges who declared the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional:
"So, Your Honor, the Pledge is unconstitutional because it says 'Under God'.
Guess that means when you were sworn in with your hand on a Bible,
and at the end of your oath repeated, 'So Help Me God'
that makes your job unconstitutional, therefore you have no job,
which means your ruling doesn't mean shit."
"It couldn't be plainer.... There was no declaration of war during the Civil War,
there was no declaration of war during the Korean conflict,
the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, or any of Bill Clinton's wars....
There's one commander-in-chief, not 535 of them....
To [Leftist] Democrats, the Constitution is an obstacle,
and why is it an obstacle? It's because the Constitution spells out our freedoms.
The Constitution limits government.
The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.
Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite."
"...[The President is authorized to] use all necessary and appropriate force
against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned,
authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on
Sept. 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons,
in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the
United States by such nations, organizations or persons."
--Senate Joint Resolution 23 and Public Law 107-40
"Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands.
Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again.
Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail,
there will be anarchy throughout the world." --
On seperation of Church and State
It is impossible to build sound Constitutional doctrine
on a mistaken understanding of Constitutional history...
The establishment clause had been expressely freighted with
Jeffersons misleading metaphor for nearly forty years...
There is simply no historical foundation for the proposition
that the framers intended to build a wall of seperation
[between church and state]...
The recent court decisions are in no way based on either
the language or the intent of the framers.
William H. Rehnquist
1985 Assoc. Justice U.S. Supreme Court
Wallace vs Jafree
It cannot be emphasized to strongly or too often
that this great nation was founded, not by religionists
but by Christians, not on religions,
but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ
For this very reason people of other faiths
have been afforded asylum, prosperity,
and freedom of worship here.
The more profoundly we study this wonderful book,
and the more closely we observe it's divine precepts,
the higher will be our destiny as a nation
President William McKinley, Inaugural address
March 4, 1897
"a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain
men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise
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
Who demands what is required of American Citizens
If ye love wealth greater than Liberty,
the tranquility of servitude greater than
the animating contest for freedom,
go home from us in peace.
We seek not your consul, nor your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you.
May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget ye were our countrymen.
You cannot strengthin the weak by weakening the strong,
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men,
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich,
You cannot lift the wage earner
by pulling down the wage payer,
You cannot keep out of trouble
by spending more than your income,
You cannot futher the brotherhood of man
by inciting class hatreds,
You cannot establish security on borrowed money,
You cannot build character and courage
by taking away a man's initive and independence,
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them
what they could and should do for themselves.
"It is easy to see that when republican virtue fails, slavery ensues."
"..it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.."
Our nation will prosper or decline in direct proportion to our selection of leaders who are guided by the Holy Spirit. If we fail to select Godly leaders our destiny will surely be as that of the Roman Empire.
"We are not going to tolerate these attacks from outlaw states, run by the strangest collection of misfits, looney tunes, and squalid criminals since the advent of the Third Reich."
(speaking after terrorist attacks by Shi'ite Muslims, July 1985)