Do All You Have Agreed to Do, and Do Not Encroach on Other Persons or Their Property




“Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels — men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, we may never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

“That alone is a just government which impartially secures to every man whatever is his own.” Essay on Property, March 29, 1792

-James Madison

“I’m pretty sure that the government is not going to save you. The Good Lord helps the ones that help themselves. You want to stand on your own two feet, and use some backbone, don’t go crawling on your knees, begging for help.”

-Chris Knight

“A churchless community, a community where men have abandoned and scoffed at or ignored their religious needs, is a community on the rapid down grade.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

“The American people are becoming more and more afraid of, and are running away from, their own Revolution.”

-Leonard E. Read

“I shall exert every faculty I possess in aiding to prevent the Constitution from being nullified, destroyed, or impaired; and even though I should see it fail, I will still, with a voice feeble, perhaps, but earnest as ever issued from human lips, and with extinguish, call on the people to come to its rescue.”

-Daniel Webster

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“Do not be quick to take offence, you will never find a gentleman who will willfully & without any cause real or imaginary offend another.”

-M.F. Maury

“The fact throughout history is that whenever government dominates the economic affairs of its citizenry, a free society is eroded, then destroyed, and a minority government ensues. Personal liberty without economic liberty is an absolute contradiction; the one cannot exist without the other.”

-William E. Simon

“Giving a politician access to your wallet is like giving a dog access to your refrigerator.”

–Tim Barber

“I walked through a county courthouse square. On a park bench, an old man was sitting there. I said, “Your old court house is kind of run down, He said, “No, it will do for our little town”. I said, “Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit, and that’s a ragged old flag you got hanging on it”. …He said “I don’t like to brag, but we’re kind of proud of That Ragged Old Flag…”You see, we got a little hole in that flag there, When Washington took it across the Delaware. and it got powder burned the night Francis Scott Key sat watching it, writing “Say Can You See” It got a rip in New Orleans, with Packingham & Jackson tugging at its seams. And It almost fell at the Alamo beside the Texas flag, but she waved on though. She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville, And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill…and the south wind blew hard on That Ragged Old Flag. “On Flanders Field in World War I, she got a big hole from a Bertha Gun, She turned blood red in World War II. She hung limp, and low, a time or two, She was in Korea, Vietnam, She went where she was sent by her Uncle Sam. She waved from our ships upon the briny foam and now they’ve about quit waving back here at home in her own good land here. She’s been abused, she’s been burned, dishonored, denied and refused, and the government for which she stands has been scandalized throughout out the land. And she’s getting thread bare, and she’s wearing thin, But she’s in good shape, for the shape she’s in. Because she’s been through the fire before and I believe she can take a whole lot more. “So we raise her up every morning and we bring her down slow every night, we don’t let her touch the ground, and we fold her up right. On second thought, I do like to brag. because I’m mighty proud of That Ragged Old Flag.”

-John Cash

“Do all you have agreed to do, and do not encroach on other persons or their property.”

-Richard Maybury

“We are not inclined to rebuke or censure the people of any of our sister States…suffering from injury goaded by insults and threatened with such outrages and wrongs for their bold determination to relieve themselves from such injustice and oppression by resorting to their ultimate and sovereign rights… Nor have we any doubt of the right of any State there being no common umpire between coequal sovereign States to judge for itself on its own responsibility as to the mode and measure of redress. The States each for itself exercised this sovereign power when they dissolved their connection with the British Empire.”

-R.M.T. Hunter

“When we hear a man say “Texan,” we involuntarily look to see if he has the lock-jaw or if he has ice in his mouth. There is no excuse for a man to use such a word in a mild climate. The genius of our language requires generally the termination “ian,” which is necessary to give a name to the inhabitants of that country. “Texian ” is the name for which we fought, and which shows ourselves independent of all foreign dictation. Let us stand up for the rights of the “old Texian” against the ruthless Goths and Vandals who are endeavoring to deprive him of that which has blazed so brilliantly from the folds of his banner over all his battlefields.” From a debate over the etymological correctness of the use of “Texan” vs. “Texian”,  February 5, 1851

-“The Texas Monument”

“The history of liberty is a history of resistance. “

–Woodrow Wilson

“The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” 1920’s

-Will Rogers

“The rapid changes through which the institutions of the country are now passing and the still more stupendous revolutions in the opinions of men remind us that we stand today upon the outer verge of a great historic cycle within which a completed past will shortly be enclosed Another cycle may touch its circumference but the events it shall embrace will be gathered around another historic centre and the future historian will pronounce that in stepping from the one to the other he has entered upon another and separate volume of the nation’s record. Let us who are soon to be in that past to which we properly belong see there are no gaps in the record Thus shall we discharge a duty to the fathers whose principles we inherit to the children who will then know whether to honor or to dishonor the sires that begot them and above all to the dead heroes sleeping on the vast battle plains…whose epitaph history yet waits to engrave upon their tombs.”

SHS Editorial Committee

“It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.”

-Charles M. Province

“The sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number is self-protection … The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.” On Liberty

-John Stuart Mill

“The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth” 1995

-Bill Clinton


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