Since Oct 20, 2001
Carbon offset thinking: I fart in an elevator, give everyone a nickel, it is as if I never farted.
Theres no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there arent enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.
The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.
Dont discuss anything with an idiot. They draw you to their level and beat you with experience.
A few quotes from smart men.
Liberal mentality from Lawgvr1955 "I have a theory as an arm chair psychologist that these radicals are emotionally stunted adults who as children were always given false praise by their parents and teachers and thus have an inflated sense of self. They imagine themselves to be God incarnate. They can do no wrong and anyone who is not in agreement with them is evil.
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." --George Washington