April 5

political quotes

  • The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.
     - H. L. Mencken, Minority Report: H.L. Mencken’s Notebooks
  • Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
     - Justice Louis Brandeis, Olmstead v. United States
  • Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and through its Board of Governors manipulates the credit of the United States.
     - Sen. Barry Goldwater, With No Apologies
  • If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
     - Thomas Paine, The Crisis
  • Truth is treason in the empire of lies.
     - Ron Paul, The Revolution: A Manifesto
  • Though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire.
     - Thomas Paine, The Crisis
  • Cast your whole vote; not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence.
     - Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience
  • In a society where truth becomes treason, however, we are in big trouble. The truth is that our foreign spying, meddling and outright military intervention in the post-World War 2 era has made us less secure, not more, and we have lost countless lives and spent trillions of dollars for our trouble. Too often it's the official government lies that have given us endless and illegal wars resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths and casualties.
     - Ron Paul, Where Truth Becomes Treason
  • Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
     - Benjamin Franklin
  • God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed.
     - Thomas Jefferson, letter to William S. Smith

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