The Silence of the Voice of Justice When it Mattered Most Has Made it Possible for Evil to Triumph




“I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men’s rights.”

-Abraham Lincoln


“My principles are freedom for all people… I‘m trying to wake up Hollywood. It‘s been a bastion of freedom but they‘re being deceived, suckered into this indoctrination of the federal government which is leading toward a totalitarian country. They‘ve lost sight of individual liberty.” Daily Variety

-Aaron Russo, Hollywood producer


“The most flagrant acts of injustice were perpetrated for the purpose of forcing a particular dogma upon the Democratic organization, and the gentleman who is the representative of that dogma is the representative also of principles which I will be able to show repugnant alike to reason and the Constitution.”

-John Breckinridge


“The Turkish denial [of the Armenian Christian Genocide] is probably the foremost example of historical perversion. With a mix of academic sophistication and diplomatic thuggery — of which we at Macquarie University have been targets — the Turks have put both memory and history into reverse gear.”

-Stanley Cohen, Professor of Criminology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem


“Conscious of my own weakness, I can only seek fervently the guidance of the Ruler of the Universe, and, relying on His all-powerful aid, do my best to restore Union and peace to a suffering people, and to establish and guard their liberties and rights.”

-George B. McClellan


“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”

-Haile Selassie, Emperor of Egypt


“We will not be a party to the monstrous doctrine of coercion.”

-John W. Ellis


“The problem is big government. If whoever controls government can impose his way upon you, you have to fight constantly to prevent the control from being harmful. With small, limited government, it doesn’t much matter who controls it, because it can’t do you much harm.”

-Harry Browne


“The strongest cause in bringing the Texas Revolution against the Mexican government was… they could not understand our methods of government and we could not endure their idea of a republic.”

-A Texas Revolutionary


“Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.” 1874

-Benjamin Disraeli


“The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances. No doctrine, involving more pernicious consequences, was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government. Such a doctrine leads directly to anarchy or despotism …”  Ex Parte Milligan, 1866

-U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Davis


“A soldier’s life is not a pleasant one. It is always, at best, one of privations and hardships. The emotions of patriotism and pleasure hardly counterbalance the toil and suffering that he has to undergo in order to enjoy his patriotism and pleasure. Dying on the field of battle and glory is about the easiest duty a soldier has to undergo. It is the living, marching, fighting, shooting soldier that has the hardships of war to carry. When a brave soldier is killed he is at rest. The living soldier knows not at what moment he, too, may be called on to lay down his life on the altar of his country. The dead are heroes, the living are but men compelled to do the drudgery and suffer the privations incident to the thing called “glorious war.”

-Samuel Watkins


“To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.”

-Thomas Jefferson


“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.”



“No one can read our Constitution without concluding that the people who wrote it wanted their government severely limited; the words “no” and “not” employed in restraint of government power occur 24 times in the first seven articles of the Constitution and 22 more times in the Bill of Rights.”

-Edmund A. Opitz


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