Albion Wilde
Since Oct 9, 2004

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Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
— —1 John 4:4

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. ——Thomas Jefferson

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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. ——Ronald Reagan

Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil. ——Thomas Mann

Anytime you throw your political weight behind a political Party that controls two-thirds of the government and that Party can’t keep the promises it made to you during election time, and you are dumb enough to identify yourself with that Party, you are not only a chump but you are a traitor to your race. ——Malcom X

No man prevails when freedom fails
The best men rot in filthy jails
And those that cried “appease, appease”
Are hung by those they tried to please.

——Horace Mann

If it takes force to impose your ideas on your fellow man, there is something wrong with your ideas. If you are willing to use force to impose your ideas on your fellow man, there is something wrong with you. ——Mark Fournier

A world in which individuals make their own trade-offs with their own money is fundamentally different from a world where third parties take those decisions out of their hands and impose their own notions of what is best for society. ——Thomas Sowell

It is always observable, that those who are combined to destroy the People's Liberties, practice every Art to poison their Morals. ——Samuel Adams

We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us. to govern ourselves according to commandments of God. The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which the Constitution is founded. ——James Madison

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. —Dwight D. Eisenhower

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. ——2 Timothy 3:1-4

The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Business doesn’t pay taxes, only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business. If the tax cannot be included in the price of the product, no one along that line can stay in business. ——Ronald Reagan

It is not I, nor anyone else in conservatism, who is to blame for the partisanship in Washington. That is on the Democrats and the Left, for trying to destroy the traditions and institutions that have defined this country. We stand in defense of this great nation, and we always will. And we look forward to the Republican party’'s someday joining us. ——Rush Limbaugh, 2015

A communist is someone who reads Marx. An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx. ——Ronald Reagan

The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become what God intends he should become. ——Ronald Reagan

But he that glories, let him glory in the Lord. For it is not he who commends himself who is approved, but he whom the Lord commends. ——2 Corinthians 10:17-18

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity——and I'm not sure about the universe. ——Albert Einstein

The arrogance of third parties who take it upon themselves to treat other people's children as a captive audience to brainwash with politically correct notions, while taking no responsibility for the consequences to those children or society, is part of the general vision of the left that pervades our education system. ——Thomas Sowell

To educate a man in mind only, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society. ——Theodore Roosevelt

My wife and I were concerned that our children would miss out on the socialization available in the public schools; so once a week we take our kids into the bathroom, cuss at them, push them around, steal their lunch money and offer them drugs, and that seems to take care of it. ———FReeper Oberon

One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the government's primary concerns. ———Ronald Reagan

When faced with a clash of constitutional principle and a line of unreasoned cases wholly divorced from the text, history, and structure of our founding document, we should not hesitate to resolve the tension in favor of the Constitution's original meaning. ———Justice Clarence Thomas

The welfare state has done what Jim Crow, gross discrimination and poverty could not. It has contributed to the breakdown of the black family and has helped establish a set of values alien to traditional values of high moral standards, hard work and achievement. ———Walter E. Williams

O thus be it ever when free men shall stand
Between their loved homes and war’s desolation
Blessed with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust!”
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

———Francis Scott Key
(obscure and rarely-used fourth verse)

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. ———General George Patton

After the Marxist claims about the proletariat proved false and capitalism was vindicated as the best way to achieve economic affluence, leftists had to stop pretending that they could accomplish much with state-owned factories and national economic plans. As a result, the oppressed replaced the proletariat as the Left’s object of affection. The enemy became, not capitalists, but successful nations. ———James Q. Wilson

For nothing is hidden that shall not become evident, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light. ———Luke 8:17

We have no government armed in power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was written for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other. ———John Adams

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts. ———Daniel Patrick Moynihan

If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves. ———Winston Churchill

You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one. ———Rush Limbaugh

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. ———John F. Kennedy

About half the American public now believes the media is a branch of the Democratic Party. Actually, everyone does, but only half thinks it’s a bad thing. ———Charles Lipson

Roe vs. Wade has deformed a great nation, pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has shown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts—a child—as a competitor, an intrusion and an inconvenience… And in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign. ———Mother Teresa

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. ———Winston Churchill

At some point you get tired of swatting flies and you have to go for the manure heap. ——General Curtis LeMay

He who promotes single parenthood is indifferent to the fate of children. ———Theodore Dalrymple

Let me just say this—there is nothing innate about legal training that equips people to be moral philosophers. ———Mitch McConnell

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators. ———P. J. O'Rourke

Gay marriage is the point where we as a society decide that many other things are more important to us than connecting mothers and fathers to their children. Marriage becomes something dreamed up by legislators rather than rooted in Creation itself. ———Maggie Gallagher

If ten percent is good enough for Jesus, it ought to be good enough for Uncle Sam. ———Ray Stevens

Progressives survey a flood and prescribe rain. ———Mona Charen

People on the make seem to have a keener appreciation of the power of words as the magic road to other power than do people defending values that seem to them too obvious to require words. ———Thomas Sowell

Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. ———Winston Churchill

Being a lover of freedom, when the revolution came, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but no, the universities were immediately silenced. Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers, whose flaming editorials had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks. Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing the truth. The Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual and moral freedom. I am forced to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly. ———Albert Einstein

Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver: whoever offers praise glorifies Me; and to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God. ———Psalm 50:22-23

In dictatorships you need courage to fight evil; in the free world you need courage to see evil. ———Natan Sharansky

Conservatism will always be a force to reckon with because it most closely approximates the reality of the human condition, as it is based on the cumulative judgment and experience of a people. It is the heir, not the apostate, to the accumulated wisdom, morality and faith of the people. Our challenge is not to retreat to the comfort of self-congratulatory exile but to sweat and bleed—and be victorious—in the arena of public opinion. ———Tony Blankley

The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. ———Ecclesiastes 10:2

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. ——2 Corinthians 3:17

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. ———Mark Twain

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And finally, a section entirely devoted to
quotes from the brilliant
Daniel Greenfield:

We face a hard fight, not only for our freedom, but the freedom of the world. The international left has made America its special project. It knows that if it can extinguish the hope of liberty in this land then it will drive the rest of those who hope for freedom across the ocean deeper into despair. And it wants your despair. It wants you to give up so that the rest of the world gives up too and bows under its chains. And yet this fight is a glorious one. This fight is our birthright. And we should be thankful for the fight.

The easy way to tell real religion from fake religion is that real religion doesn’t make you feel good. It doesn’t assure you that everything you’re doing is right and that you ought to keep on doing it. The same holds true for science. Real science doesn’t make you feel smart. Fake science does.

Liberalism: knowing you're better than everyone else because of your humility.

The process by which the displacement of liberal ideas and their replacement by the ideas of the far left is nearly complete. The American liberal is now an aging relic. In his place is the resentful radical.

An authoritarian state is a failed state. It represents a failure deeper than that of mere government, but of society. Before a state fails, its society fails. A culture can survive a failed state, but a failed culture cannot help produce anything except a failed state.

The left doesn't think in terms of making more, but of redistributing what is available.

The Soviet idea of progress was feudalism dressed in Socialist red. Environmentalism dresses feudalism in Green. It seeks to reverse all the progress that we have made in the name of progress.

Crowdsourced political terror by elites and their pet mobs isn't new. It's only new to the United States.

Liberalism fills the missing space once inhabited by religion and the family.

Leftists don’t value equality, they value disruption. If they can disrupt by promoting equality, they will do it. If they can disrupt by promoting inequality, they will do that. If they can disrupt by promoting gay marriage, Islamists, the environment, unregulated industry, freedom of speech or hate speech laws, they will do those things in order of opportunism. Their underlying goal is to replace existing ideas and systems with their own. Anything that serves that purpose is good. Anything that maintains the existing order is bad.

The illusion of international law is pervasive. It tells us that the world does not have to work the way that it really does if only we hold hands, think good thoughts and pledge to wage war no more. Its advocates pretend to be sober and sensible, but they might as well be the hippies trying to levitate the Pentagon. There is no exit strategy from reality. The moral high ground is no substitute for battleships; and peace doesn't come from pieces of paper, but from weapons — and men willing to use them.

——Daniel Greenfield