Let Us All Stand Upon the Constitution



“As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience, and of the press, it will be worth defending.” First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1829

-Andrew Jackson


“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it.”

-H.L. Mencken


“I live some of the horrors of 65 years ago everyday.”

-Paul Arato, Holocaust Survivor


“I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature.”

-Sidney Hook


“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.” circa 4BC – 65AD

-Lucius Annaeus Seneca


“Capital has its rights, which are as worthy of protection as any other right.” Speech to Congress, December 3, 1861

-Abraham Lincoln


“The only way to limit centralization is to endow the periphery with the right, in some way, to veto the center.” 

-Donald W. Livingston


“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” 1986

-Ronald Reagan


“We must ever be thankful [for our freedom].  We must NEVER take freedom for granted.”

-William Gast, 743rd Tank Battalion, U.S. Army, World War Two


“Sometimes I wish they would tell me how justice got so blind. I wish they would just leave me alone because I am doing alright. You can take your change on down the road and leave me here with mine, because that is not my America, it is not this country’s roots. You want to slam old Uncle Sam but I am not letting you…I still bleed Red, White, and Blue. That is not us. Here’s to the women and men who in their hands hold a Bible and a gun and who are not afraid of anything when they’re holding either one.”
-Bradley Warren, Gary Rossington, John Van Zant and Richard Medlocke


“People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.”

-Emma Goldman


“I trust every citizen in this broad land will see the necessity of lending his aid in sustaining the glorious defense of liberty in which we are now engaged, that of securing to millions yet unborn the right of self-government. Let us all stand upon the Constitution that has been adopted by our own people, presenting one unbroken front to tyranny in every shape it may present itself, with the determination never to place our liberties in the keeping of the dastard foe that now seeks to conquer us.”

-Francis R. Lubbock


“Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself — and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty.”

-Chief Joseph, leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce


“While the Bell, with joyous note

Clanging from its brazen throat,

Rings the tidings, all-exultant — peals the news to shore and sea;

“Man is man — a slave no longer,

Truth and Right than Might are stronger.

Praise to God! We’re free; we’re free!”

-Elbridge S. Brooks, from “Liberty Bell,” section I. Philadelphia, 1776, written in 1885 for St. Nicholas Magazine


“The enemies of your country, as well as you friends, are watching your action with deep, intense, tremulous interest. Such is your position that you can act no obscure part. Your decision, whether it will be for honor or dishonor, will be written down in history. You cannot, will not, draw back at this solemn crisis of our struggle, where all that is heroic in the land is engaged, and all that is precious hangs trembling in the balance.”

-Joseph Johnston


“Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.”



“Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.”

-Frederick Douglass


“When we use aggression to increase the wealth of disadvantaged workers we succeed only in making them poorer.” Healing Our World

 -Dr. Mary J. Ruwart, B.S. biochemistry, Ph.D. biophysics Michigan State University, Co-owner SciCom, author


“No Nation can long survive without pride in it’s traditions.”

-Winston Churchill


“If a strong government finds that it can, with impunity, destroy a weak people, then the hour has struck for that weak people to appeal to the League of Nations to give its judgment in all freedom. God and history will remember your judgment.”

-Haile Selassie, Egyptian Emporor



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