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When only the police have guns, it’s called a police state.

– Anonymous

The end of the law is, not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.

– John Locke

Republicans don’t want anyone having more fun than they do, and the Democrats don’t want anyone making more money than they do. Libertarians want you to make money and have fun.

– Andre Marrou, LP Presidential candidate

The early American knew that freedom was nothing more than the absence of external restraint on behavior; the government could not give you freedom, it could only take it away.

– Frank Chodorov, Time for Secession

Many people today think that the government’s job is to take care of us. But I agree with the Declaration of Independence, which says that the government’s job is to secure our rights (our inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness).

– Tom Parker

I cannot undertake to lay my finger upon an article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.

– James Madison

It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights – the “right” to education, the “right” to health care, the “right” to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of slavery – hay and a barn for human cattle.

– Alexis De Tocquiville

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add “within the law,” because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

– Thomas Jefferson

I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds … I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution.

– Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th US President

If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government’s ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.

– Bill Clinton, 42nd US President (isn't that interesting?)

Are we sheep?
Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.

– Benjamin Franklin

Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.

– Robert A. Heinlein

Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders, and shift that problem to the hands of the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of our people.


The main point of a constitution is to put limits on what aspects of life are subject to majority rule.

– Ronald Bailey

The government’s War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.

– Harry Browne

An inevitable consequence of socialism is the division of society into two groups: those who are consuming government “services” and those who are paying for them.

– Lee Robinson

Government control gives rise to fraud, suppression of Truth, intensification of the black market and artificial scarcity. Above all, it unmans the people and deprives them of initiative, it undoes the teaching of self-help…

– Gandhi

Our legislators are not sufficiently apprized of the rightful limits of their power; that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us.

– Thomas Jefferson, Letter to F. W. Gilmer, 1816

A great danger that we face in our modern world is to get so caught up in the pursuit of the blessings that freedom has given us that we come to take freedom itself for granted, and thus fail to see to its maintenance.

– Robert Hawes

The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.

– Daniel Webster

Syntax? Why not, they tax everything else.

– Anonymous

Space has no beginning or end and goes on to infinity with no limits! Like taxes, but on a much smaller scale.

– Anonymous

Any system that takes responsibility away from people, dehumanizes them.

- unknown

Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.

– Thomas Jefferson

With respect to the words “general welfare,” I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.

– James Madison

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

– Abraham Lincoln

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 fatal flaw in socialism is twofold: first, the conceit inherent in the desire to plan the lives of others; second, the force necessary to impose that plan on unwilling subjects. This is not a formula for freedom but for tyranny.

- Jim Peron

It is our true policy to steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world. The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.

– George Washington

Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.

– James Madison

If the Tenth Amendment were still taken seriously, most of the federal government’s present activities would not exist. That’s why no one in Washington ever mentions it.

– Thomas E. Woods, Jr. in The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

- The Tenth Amendment

As the state grows, one’s sense of self-ownership is destroyed, liberty is traded for “security,” the human spirit diminishes, and the citizenry increasingly thinks and behaves like dependent children.

- Eric Englund

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16 hours ago, LBI SurfRat said:

If they put down their illegal gun and follow the simple commands of law enforcement it all goes well. Nice try. 

Liberals LOVE any idea that fits on a placard... 

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