Law and Liberty Must First Become the Objects of Our Knowledge




“Many of our troubles are due to the fact that our people turn to politicians for everything.”

-Margaret Thatcher


“Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master.”

-Dwight D. Eisenhower


“Is it not the glory of the people of America, that whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience? To this manly spirit, posterity will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness.” Federalist No. 14, November 30, 1787

-James Madison


‘We must fight for our rights and privileges under a government established over us by our fathers and in defense of our homes.”

-R. Henry Lee


“They wanted to be throwing baseballs, not hand grenades, shooting .22’s at rabbits, not M-1’s at other men.  But when the test came, when freedom had to be fought for or abandoned, they fought.  They were the soldiers of democracy.  They were the men of D-Day.”

-Stephen Ambrose


“We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” The Abolition of Man

-C.S. Lewis 


“There is more than a germ of truth in the suggestion that, in a society where statisticians thrive, liberty and individuality are likely to be emasculated.”

-M.J. Moroney


“Private property is a natural fruit of labor, a product of intense activity of man, acquired through his energetic determination to ensure and develop with his own strength his own existence and that of his family, and to create for himself and his own an existence of just freedom, not only economic, but also political, cultural and religious.”

-Eugenio Pacelli (Pope Pius XII)


“Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge.”

-James Wilson


“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

-Franklin D. Roosevelt


“It is a remarkable fact that States reduced by war are apt to experience the extinction of their literature the decay of mind and the loss of their distinctive forms of thought Nor is such a condition inconsistent with a gross material prosperity that often grows upon the bloody crust of war. When Greece fell under the Roman yoke she experienced a prosperity she had never known before. It was an era rank with wealth and material improvement. But her literature became extinct or emasculated the distinctive forms of her art disappeared and her mind once the peerless light of the world waned into an obscurity from which it never emerged.”

-Ed Pollard


“Liberty is not a means to a political end. It is itself the highest political end.”

-Lord Acton


“Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property.”

-Lysander Spooner


“In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning, and cruelty.”

-Leo Tolstoy


“Yet, nearly 6 decades after the Holocaust concluded, Anti-Semitism still exists as the scourge of the world.”

-Eliot Engel


“What is compelling about the Armenian Christian genocide by the Turks is how it has been forgotten.”

-Atom Egoyan


“You can run on for a long time, sooner or later God will cut you down…Go tell that long tongue liar, go and tell that midnight rider, tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter…Tell them that God is going to cut them down.”

-John Cash


“The ballot box is the surest arbiter of disputes among freemen.”

-James Buchanan


“And I asked myself the question, – What am I to gain? Whom or what am I struggling for? Are Liberty and Independence myths? If I fall who outside of my immediate relations will miss me? Who will thank me for periling my life? There is but one answer to all these, -“Follow what thy conscience tells me to go on.”


-W.O. Connor


“For more than half a century, during which kingdoms and empires have fallen, this Union has stood unshaken. The patriots who formed it have long since descended to the grave; yet still it remains, the proudest monument to their memory….”

-Zachary Taylor


“That you and my children may enjoy the blessings of freedom is my first wish. My first duty is to do my part in securing these.”

– David M. Key


“Among the misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.” Gandhi, An Autobiography

-Mahatma Gandhi


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