"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set the brush fires of freedom in the minds of men."
- Samuel Adams
“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master.
Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
- George Washington
"It is not infrequent to hear men declaim loudly upon liberty, who, if we may judge by the whole tenor of their actions, mean nothing else by it but their own liberty, — to oppress without control or the restraint of laws
all who are poorer or weaker than themselves."
- Samuel Adams
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you;
May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined". - Patrick Henry
"The state has not given me anything that it did not first extort from me"
- Karl Hess
"Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants."
- Benjamin Franklin
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.
Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
- John Adams, Address to the Military, October 11, 1798
"In the ideal socialist state power will not attract power freaks. People who make decisions will show no slightest bias towards their own interests. There will be no way for a clever man to bend the institutions to serve his own ends. And the rivers will run uphill."
- David Friedman
"Why, it appears that we appointed all of our worst generals to command the armies and we appointed all of our best generals to edit the newspapers.
I mean, I found by reading a newspaper that these editor generals saw all of the defects plainly from the start but didn't tell me until it was too late.
I'm willing to yield my place to these best generals and I'll do my best for the cause by editing a newspaper." - Robert E. Lee
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"If we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom."
- Samuel Adams
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It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice. Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government. Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves,
by your immoral principles and wicked practices?
Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone!
So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.
In the name of God, go!
- Oliver Cromwell’s Speech on the Dissolution of the Long Parliament
Given to the House of Commons, 20 April 1653
“Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it.”
- Thomas Jefferson
"The greatest human disease is insecurity."
- David Icke
"First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the communists and I did not speak out because I was not a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and by then there was no-one left to speak out for me."
- German anti-Nazi activist Pastor Martin Niemueller.
"Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular: but one must take it BECAUSE it is right."
- Dr. Martin Luther King
"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself ... Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable." - H. L. Mencken
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" - Mahatma Gandhi
"First they ignore you,
then they ridicule you,
then they fight you,
then you win."
- Mahatma Gandhi
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"In the beginning, the Patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated and scorned.
When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot." - Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." - Plato
'A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
"The most effectual means of preventing [the perversion of power into tyranny are] to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large, and more especially to give them knowledge of those facts which
history exhibits, that possessed thereby of the experience of other ages and countries, they may be enabled to know ambition under all its shapes, and prompt to exert their natural powers to defeat its purposes." - Thomas Jefferson
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson
"I look to the diffusion of light and education as the resource most to be relied on for ameliorating the conditions, promoting the virtue and advancing the happiness of man."
- Thomas Jefferson
“The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society. And we are as a people, inherently and historically opposed to secret societies. To secret oaths. And to secret proceedings. We decided long ago, that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment, of pertinent facts, far out way the dangers which are cited to justify it."
- John F. Kennedy - The Last True American President
Born 1917 - Assassinated at NWO direction by CIA operatives 1963
"Use your First Amendment rights before you have to use your Second Amendment rights." - Stewart Rhodes - OathKeepers Founder
“With reasonable men, I will reason;
with humane men I will plead;
but to tyrants I will give no quarter,
nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.”
- William Lloyd Garrison
"Men think in herds, go mad in herds, but recover their senses one by one."
- Charles Mackay
"When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic."
- Dresden James
I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry
"Libery or Death?”
When you put it that way, isn't there some level of oppression we can live with?
The Key is ... how much?
I believe the Constitution sets those limits."
- Gary Krause
"Men must be governed by God, or they will be ruled by tyrants."
- William Penn
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“A tyrannical government is not just, because it is directed, not to the common good, but to the private good of the ruler, as the Philosopher states. Consequently there is no sedition in disturbing a government of this kind, unless indeed the tyrant's rule be disturbed so inordinately, that his subjects suffer greater harm from the consequent disturbance than from the tyrant's government. Indeed it is the tyrant rather that is guilty of sedition, since he encourages discord and sedition among his subjects, that he may lord over them more securely; for this is tyranny, being conducive to the private good of the ruler, and to the injury of the multitude.”
- Thomas Aquinas
“I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts,
that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle."
“I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save."
“I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom."
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
- Abraham Lincoln.
"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God"
- Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin
"It is just for public tyrants to be killed and the people to be liberated for obedience to God." - John of Salisbury (1115 - 1180) - Archbishop of Chartres-1176
“The secret of happiness is FREEDOM.
The secret of FREEDOM is COURAGE.”
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say goodbye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst; the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!" - The Gulag Archipelago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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