A Constitution Is the Law Governing Government




“I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

-Harriet Tubman

“These left-overs from the former Young Turk Party, who should have been made to account for the millions of our Christian subjects who were ruthlessly driven en masse, from their homes and massacred, have been restive under the Republican rule.” Interview published on August 1, 1926 in The Los Angeles Examiner, talking about former Young Turks in his country…

-Mustafa “Ataturk” Kemal, Founder of the modern Turkish Republic in 1923 and revered throughout Turkey

“They shall not pass” (French: ‘On ne passe pas’). During the Battle of Verdun in the First World War

-French General Robert Nivelle

“I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”

-Clint Eastwood

“A constitution is the law governing government.” LP News

Wesley F. Deitchler

“It’s hard to account for my course except from a painful sense of duty,,,Sacrificing every earthly hope for principle.”

-Richard Ewell

“Most people … aren’t just ignorant or stupid: they genuinely prefer government control of their own and their neighbors’ lives. We can hand out flyers for the rest of our lives, publish as many books as we like, make speeches until we’re blue in the face, and most of them aren’t going to change their minds. While they disagree among themselves about the details, authoritarians of one sort or another constitute an overwhelming majority.” Liberty Magazine

-Max Orhai

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”

-Thomas Jefferson

“No matter how disastrously some policy has turned out, anyone who criticizes it can expect to hear: “But what would you replace it with?” When you put out a fire, what do you replace it with?”

-Thomas Sowell

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”

-Henry David Thoreau

“You [should] not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harm it would cause if improperly administered.”

-Lyndon Baines Johnson

“Faithful servants of Texas, I have asked you to come here, that in the presence of the Representatives of the People of Texas, in their name as Speaker, and in the name of every man, woman, and child in Texas to thank you for the Invaluable services you have rendered them, for, but for you, Texas might have been drenched in blood, and remanded back to military rule, which in my humble judgment you have largely contributed to avert by your consummate tact, true courage, and patriotism. You are now discharged. To John Salmon Ford and the  Travis Rifles (a local volunteer militia company), 1874

-Guy M. Bryan, Texas Speaker of the House

“The WWII generation shares so many common values: duty, honor, country, personal responsibility and the marriage vow.”

-Tom Brokaw

“Quit the canvass, there is no show for you now — you’re unendorsed and have angered the big gun of the piebald democracy.” May 5, 1855

Texas State Times (Austin)

“The constitutionality and propriety of the Federal Government assuming to enter into a novel and vast field of legislation, namely, that of providing for the care and support of all those … who by any form of calamity become fit objects of public philanthropy. … I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for making the Federal Government the great almoner of public charity throughout the United States. To do so would, in my judgment, be contrary to the letter and spirit of the Constitution and subversive of the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded.”

-Franklin Pierce

“The gentle government that promises to hold your hand as you cross the street refuses to let go on the other side.” American Business Executive and Philanthropist

-Theodore J. Forstmann 

“Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.”

-Harry Emerson Fosdick

“It is merely the pretense to establish sectional superiority and a more centralized form of government, and to deprive us of our rights and liberties.”

-Patrick Cleburne

“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

-C.S. Lewis

“Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” The Federalist Papers Federalist No. 1, October 27, 1787

-Alexander Hamilton

“Demand and supply have controlled and regulated the market value of every exchangeable commodity since men began to trade and barter with each other. This is rule to which there is, there can be, no exception.. The value of any article or commodity is high or low in proportion to the prevailing desire to obtain it. No elaborate disquisition upon political economy or the value of exchangeable commodities can be needed to demonstrate the infallible truth of this proposition. It is self-evident known to every man from his individual experience. When the immediate demand for any article or commodity exceeds the available supply, its value or price rises; when the supply exceeds the demand, the price falls just as inevitably as the tides flow and ebb. Nothing on earth is so absolutely subject to the operation of this rule as labor. Ninety-nine hundredths of the laborers of the civilized world are compelled to sell their labor each day for the best price they can get for it.”

-Joseph Wheeler

“The annals of war at sea present no more intense, heart-shaking shock than this battle, in which the qualities of the United States Navy and Air Force and the American Race shone forth in splendour. The bravery and self-devotion of the American airmen and sailors and the nerve and skill of their leaders was the foundation of all.” Regarding the Battle of Midway in World War II

-Winston Churchill

“I’ve spent the past month in Washington D.C., and it is terrific to be back in America.”

-Ted Cruz

“What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.”

-Edward Langley

“Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.”

-George Bernard Shaw

“And ere that time arrives I may be a mutilated martyr for my country & I should survive,  the war may last longer & until it closes, I do not expect to see Texas gain.”

-Virginius Petty

“There is only one success – To be able to spend your life in your own way.”

-Christopher Morley

“It is not the responsibility of the government or the legal system to protect a citizen from himself.”

-Justice Casey Percell

“Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.”

-John F. Kennedy


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