Here the People Rule, and Their Will Is the Supreme Law



“Freedom and Liberty cannot exist without Individual Responsibility. Failure to exercise Individual Responsibility forfeits your right to self-governance and delivers it to Government which, through force, will set the parameters of your life.”

-Brian Wilson, radio personality


“People who pride themselves on their “complexity” and deride others for being “simplistic” should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.” Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays 

-Thomas Sowell   


“Nowhere at present is there such a measureless loathing of their country by educated people as in America.” First Things, Last Things

-Eric Hoffer


“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”

-Frederick Douglass


“While the unitary state of the French Revolution would become the dominant political fashion of Europe, a quite different model emerged from the American Revolution. Whereas the French Revolution was a struggle by the bourgeoisie to control and augment the power of the center, the American Revolution was really a war of secession by the periphery from the center. The French model was designed to secure liberty by centralization; the American to secure liberty by decentralization. Very early, Madison crafted the doctrine of state interposition, and Jefferson the doctrine of state nullification. Calhoun developed these ideas into America’s first systematic political philosophy, A Disquisition on Government. Lord Acton, who was greatly concerned with the problem of how to limit the centralization of power in a modern state, included the Disquisition in his list of the 100 most important books ever written.”

Donald W. Livingston


“Sometimes faith is the only friend you got to get your head above the water. Freedom is still the only thing that can save our sons and daughters… I sit and hope for inspiration while the world misunderstands…”

-Matt Prater


“Our heroes are over there where the white crosses are. We’re survivors over here. None of us are heroes. I don’t think you’ll talk to a man who say we are. You figure a hero is someone who does above and beyond the call of duty, and when you give your life that’s as above and beyond as you can get.” Marcus Brotherton, We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers

-Earl McClung


“The ultimate aim of government is not to rule, or restrain, by fear, nor to exact obedience, but contrariwise, to free every man from fear, that he may live in all possible security; in other words, to strengthen his natural right to exist and work without injury to himself or others.

No, the object of government is not to change men from rational beings into beasts or puppets, but to enable them to develop their minds and bodies in security, and to employ their reason unshackled; neither showing hatred, anger, or deceit, nor watched with the eyes of jealousy and injustice. In fact, the true aim of government is liberty.” Theological-Political Treatise (1670), Ch. 20, That In a Free State Every Man May Think What He Likes, and Say What He Thinks

-Baruch Spinoza


“Unlike any other nation, here the people rule, and their will is the supreme law. It is sometimes sneeringly said by those who do not like free government, that here we count heads. True, heads are counted, but brains also . . .”

-William McKinley


“What country before ever existed a century & a half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.” Letter to William Smith, November 13, 1787

-Thomas Jefferson


“The compelling issue to both conservatives and liberals is not whether it is legitimate for government to confiscate one’s property to give to another, the debate is over the disposition of the pillage.”

-Walter Williams


“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”

-Thomas Paine


“I think we have to understand that when tolerance becomes a one-way street, it will lead to cultural suicide.”

-Allen West


“Hold them heads up! Look fierce! Look mean! Look like the devil Look like me!”

-Sol Street


“The houses of early Texans were small, but their hearts were large enough to cover all deficiencies. No candidate for hospitality was ever turned away.”

-Noah Smithwick, pioneer Texas settler, on traveling through Texas in the early days of the state


“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.” American Communications Assn v. Douds, 1950

-Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Supreme Court Justice


“We defend the same principles that fired the hearts of our ancestors in the revolutionary struggle.”



“You know, doing what is right is easy. The problem is knowing what is right.”

-Lyndon B. Johnson


“Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.”

-Mortimer Adler


Williams, McClure & Parmelee is dedicated to high quality legal representation of businesses and insurance companies in a variety of matters. We are experienced Fort Worth, Texas business law attorneys in Tarrant County who know Texas courts and Texas law. For more information, please contact the law firm at 817-335-8800. The firm’s office location is 5601 Bridge Street, Suite 300, Fort Worth, Texas 76112.

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