July 9, 2012
"Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroys my property, and kills or threatens to kill me, or those that are in it, and to “bind me in all cases whatsoever” to his absolute will, am I to suffer it? What signifies it to me, whether he who does it is a king or a common man; my countryman or not my countryman; whether it be done by an individual villain, or an army of them? If we reason to the root of things we shall find no difference; neither can any just cause be assigned why we should punish in the one case and pardon in the other. Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul by swearing allegiance to one whose character is that of a sottish, stupid, stubborn, worthless, brutish man. I conceive likewise a horrid idea in receiving mercy from a being, who at the last day shall be shrieking to the rocks and mountains to cover him, and fleeing with terror from the orphan, the widow, and the slain of America."

— Thomas Paine

July 4, 2012
Locks.

Are we celebrating the ability to overthrow a tyranical government or blindly ushering in another, one open door, one misdirection at a time? Make certain the freedoms you celebrate with each explosive resound of a firecracker still exist; do not hesitate for a moment to question your government for what once evolved from tyranny can slowly slip again so long as the constituents turn a blind patriotic eye.

Know intimately each lock that was opened for the life you live today; inspecting each lock regularly ensuring it has not been shuttered, the key long since lost.

April 8, 2012

Ron Paul - Health Care is not a Right.

April 2, 2012
I think the only thing missing from this scene is my lovely dark haired enchanting lady.

I think the only thing missing from this scene is my lovely dark haired enchanting lady.

February 8, 2012
The Individual.

To make any progress as a society towards the salvation and sanctity of the individual we must first begin unlearning the assumption that it is only through government we have life, liberty, justice, and freedom. We must revisit and destroy the fallacy of government, if it should exist at all, that its being is the source of our Unalienable Rights. These Rights are those of the people, not as a collective whole, but as each and every individual, equally. Until we scratch back years of lecherous soot and ash from history from our cognitive present the greatest extinction, the final extinction,  inches ever closer with each new notch in the belt of collective control; the individual which once stood with the world at his feet ever closer to never having been. 

January 9, 2012
"The most basic principle to being a free American is the notion that we as individuals are responsible for our own lives and decisions. We do not have the right to rob our neighbors to make up for our mistakes, neither does our neighbor have any right to tell us how to live, so long as we aren’t infringing on their rights. Freedom to make bad decisions is inherent in the freedom to make good ones. If we are only free to make good decisions, we are not really free."

— Ron Paul

January 9, 2012
"Truth is treason in the empire of lies."

— Ron Paul

December 7, 2011
"The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country."

— Milton Friedman

September 8, 2011
"The American Dream is not the promise of wealth but the freedom to pursue it; a dream I fear we’ve turned into an entitlement nightmare."

— Self.

August 22, 2011
"Liberty once again must become more important to us than the desire for security and material comfort. Personal safety and economic prosperity can only come as the consequence of liberty. They cannot be provided by an authoritarian government… The foundation for a police state has been put in place, and it’s urgent we mobilize resistance before it’s too late… Central planning is intellectually bankrupt – and it has bankrupted our country and undermined our moral principles. Respect for individual liberty and dignity is the only answer to government force, force that serves the politically and economically powerful. Our planners and rulers are not geniuses, but rather demagogues and would-be dictators — always performing their tasks with a cover of humanitarian rhetoric… The collapse of the Soviet system came swiftly and dramatically, without a bloody conflict… It came as no surprise, however, to the devotees of freedom who have understood for decades that socialism was doomed to fail… And so too will the welfare/warfare state fail… A free society is based on the key principle that the government, the president, the Congress, the courts, and the bureaucrats are incapable of knowing what is best for each and every one of us… A government as a referee is proper, but a government that uses arbitrary force to direct every aspect of society threatens freedom… The time has come for a modern approach to achieving those values that all civilized societies seek. Only in a free society do individuals have the best chance to seek virtue, strive for excellence, improve their economic well-being, and achieve personal happiness… The worthy goals of civilization can only be achieved by freedom loving individuals. When government uses force, liberty is sacrificed and the goals are lost. It is freedom that is the source of all creative energy. If I am to be your president, these are the goals I would seek. I reject the notion that we need a president to run our lives, plan the economy, or police the world… It is much more important to protect individual liberty and privacy than to make government even more secretive and powerful."

— Ron Paul

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