Why Are We Letting Government Handle This?





“Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.”



“At the heart of western freedom and democracy is the belief that the individual man … is the touchstone of value, and all society, groups, the state, exist for his benefit. Therefore the enlargement of liberty for individual human beings must be the supreme goal and abiding practice of any western society.” Speech, University of Capetown, June 6, 1966

-Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator


“Political correctness is tyranny with manners.” Speaking before the Arizona State Legislature

-Charlton Heston


“For us, warriors are not what you think of as warriors. The warrior is not someone who fights, because no one has the right to take another life. The warrior, for us, is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. His task is to take care of the elderly, the defenseless, those who can not provide for themselves, and above all, the children, the future of humanity.”

-Sitting Bull


“Americans are so enamoured of equality they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”

-Alexis de Tocqueville


“It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.”

-Charles A. Beard


“Democracy, then, in the centralizing, pattern-making, absolutist shape which we have given to it is, it is clear, the time of tyranny’s incubation.”

-Bertrand de Jouvenel


“Let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring. And when this happens, when we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”   I Have A Dream speech


-Martin Luther King Jr.


“Come and take it”

American Rebel slogan used in 1778 at Fort Morris in Georgia during the American Revolution


“Come and take it”

Texas Rebel slogan used in 1835 at the Battle of Gonzales during the Texas Revolution


“It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled. It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people to do this, and to rescue and save their civil and religious rights from the outstretched arm of tyranny, which may appear under any mode or form of government.” History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution, 1805

-Mercy Warren 


“We . . . declared our independence 200 years ago, and we are not about to lose it now to paper shufflers and computers.”

-Gerald Ford


“Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.”

-Coretta Scott King


“We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money.”

-David Crockett


“Soldiers–By your conduct you have given another evidence of the daring courage and heroic endurance which actuate you in this great struggle for the independence of your country.”

-William Scurry


“The right of self-defense cannot be transferred in the social contract.” Hobbes on Resistance: Defying the Leviathan

-Susanne Sreedhar


“If there’s a common thread in these lessons, it’s having a common sense and a level-headed approach to life. In our day, when men are obsessing about finding themselves, their holy grail of a woman, and their “passion,” the Greatest Generation’s uncomplicated approach to life is refreshing. They didn’t go on a diet, they simply ate whole food; they didn’t exercise, they worked around the house; they didn’t obsess about their relationships, they just found a gal they loved and married her. They always looked sharp, but never fussed with fashion trends. They didn’t mull over which appliance better suited their personality and image, they just bought the machine that worked the best. They didn’t think about how to get things done, they just got em’ done. When Joe Foss, a celebrated and daring WWII pilot and then governor of South Dakota was asked if he missed his younger days, he said, “Oh no. I’m not a guy who missed anything from anywhere. I’ve always been a guy who just gets up and goes.” Instead of spending you time navel gazing your life away, just get up and go!” The Greatest Generation

-Tom Brokaw


“The grateful hearts of millions will ever bless you for struggling so long and so nobly for the right of self government.”

Rev. William H. Platt


“Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the Lord understand all things.”

-Isaiah 30:18


“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

-Booker T. Washington


“Yes there’s a lady that stands in a harbor for what we believe. And there’s a bell that still echoes the price that it cost to be free.” Where The Stars And Stripes And Eagles Fly

-Aaron Tippen


“The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”

-Thomas Jefferson


“The crisis of our revolution is at hand. Great disasters have overtaken us…With you rest the hopes of our nation, and upon your action depends the fate of our people….”

-Kirby Smith


“In almost all matters, the real question should be: why are we letting government handle this?”

-Harry Browne


“Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.”

-Sam Houston


“Silence helps the oppressors.”

-Leslie Meisels, Holocaust Survivor


“The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.”

-Henry Clay


“Nations are beginning to look to some vague organization, some nebulous course of humanity, to pay their bills and tell them what to do. This is not local self-government. It is not American. It is not the method which has made this country what it is. We can not maintain the western standard of civilization on that theory. If it is supported at all, it will have to be supported on the principle of individual responsibility.” Foundations of the Republic Address at Arlington National Cemetery , May 30, 1925

-Calvin Coolidge


“Stop all the lies about history…let it be…. You know it’s unfair. You can bury your head in the sand. I think we’re all going to disagree…but I think it’s fair for everyone to be able to talk about history. In pursuit of justice and liberty…it is time for everyone to learn out about our history. Give peace a chance. Can’t we all just get along? Why can’t you understand why?”

-Patrick Buffo


“The supply of government exceeds the demand.”

-Lewis H. Lapham II, Editor, Harper’s Magazine, and Author


“Oh, I am arm’d with more than complete steel, The justice of my quarrel.” Catch-22

-Joseph Heller


“No people in the history of the world have ever been so misunderstood, so misjudged, and so cruelly maligned.”

-John B. Gordon


“All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void.” Marbury vs Madison

-U.S. Supreme Court


“The politician attempts to remedy the evil by increasing the very thing that caused the evil in the first place: legal plunder.”

-Frédéric Bastiat


“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

-Nathan Hale


“We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.” Greeting to the American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign-born, January 9, 1940

-Franklin D. Roosevelt


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