Saturday, July 30, 2005


"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson

"Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice and moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue." Thomas Jefferson

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

"Once the principle is admitted that it is the duty of government to protect the individual against his own foolishness, no serious objections can be advanced against further encroachments." Ludwig von Mises.

"It (education) is favourable to liberty. Freedom can only exist in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing their rights, and where learning is confined to a few people, liberty can neither be equal nor universal." Dr. Benjamin Rush

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money 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, followed always by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years." Alexander Fraser Tytler

"Americans used to roar like lions for liberty. Now we bleat like sheep for security." Norman Vincent Peale


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