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Life, Liberty and Property

December 2nd, 2013 by admin

George Sutherland, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1921, wisely said:

The three great rights are so bound together as to be essentially one right. To give a man his life, but deny him his liberty, is to take from him all that makes his life worth living. To give him his liberty, but take from him the property which is the fruit and badge of his liberty, is to still leave him a slave.

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Public Debt

June 3rd, 2012 by admin

“If we run into such debts, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes, have no time to think, no means of calling the mis-managers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers.

“And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second, that second for a third, and so on ’til the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering…

“And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.”

~Thomas Jefferson

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The Constitution

April 9th, 2012 by admin

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests”.

Patrick Henry

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Cicero on Taxation

January 29th, 2012 by admin

“We are taxed in our bread and our wine, in our incomes and our investments, on our land and on our property not only for base creatures who do not deserve the name of men, but for foreign nations, complaisant nations who will bow to us and accept our largesse and promise us to assist in the keeping of the peace – these mendicant nations who will destroy us when we show a moment of weakness or our treasury is bare, and surely it is becoming bare! We are taxed to maintain legions on their soil, in the name of law and order and the Pax Romana, a document which will fall into dust when it pleases our allies and our vassals. We keep them in precarious balance only with our gold. Is the heartblood of our nation worth these? Were they bound to us with ties of love, they would not ask our gold. They take our very flesh, and they hate and despise us. And who shall say we are worthy of more? … When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself.”

Cicero http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicero, 54 B.C

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Lenin Quotes

November 14th, 2011 by admin

It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
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No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.
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One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
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The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
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The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
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To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
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When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.
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