America needs fewer laws, not more prisons.
As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.
The first step in saving our liberty is to realize how much we have already lost, how we lost it, and how we will continue to lose it unless fundamental political changes occur.
It is one of the great tragedies of the US, that most learn most of what they know about the government from the government.
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
If citizens wish to retain their liberty, they cannot assume that those who seek power over them are honest. Skepticism of government is one of the most important-and most forgotten-bulwarks of freedom.
It is amazing to think after all that has happened in this country in the last few years, the last few decades, that so many people have this blind faith that government is our friend and therefore, we don’t need protections against it.
The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of law and equality before the law and no one above the law, that is a very viable vision, but instead of that, we have quasi mob rule.
There is no virtue in denying the law of gravity, and there should be no virtue in denying the limitations of government. ... The more we glorify government, the more liberties we will lose.
There is no safe political refuge for those afraid to take responsibility for their own lives.
The more people expect from government, the more biased they become against limiting government power.
The Federal Government is exploiting public fear to redefine the relationship between the rulers and the American people.
Voting is no substitute for the eternal vigilance that every friend of freedom must demonstrate towards government. If our freedom is to survive, Americans must become far better informed of the dangers from Washington -- regardless of who wins the Presidency.
A democratic government that respects no limits on its power is a ticking time bomb, waiting to destroy the rights it was created to protect.
It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware of what the constitution says and what their rights are. Because of that, we are often very passive about what happens when the government violates those rights.
The more government dependents, the more likely that democracy will become a conspiracy against self-reliance.
The government's appearing to be a necessary evil does not oblige people to trust it. We face a choice of trusting government or trusting freedom-trusting overlords who have lied and abused their power or trusting individuals to make the most of their own lives.
Entire generations of Americans have come of age since the ancient time when the president's power was constrained by a duty of candor to the American people.
I was amazed at how easy it was for the Clinton Administration to basically cover what they did at Waco in the fog of lies and avoid any responsibility for it.
It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives have voiced concern over the precedence that are being set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.
If so many Americans are looking for the government to save them, then it is hard to have a dignified search for a shepherd in chief.
The more expansive government is, the more perils people face in daily lives, be it from IRS agents or from child support services, or from other agencies that often have little or no legal restraints on their power.
Once freedom is equated with a certain material standard of living, confiscation becomes the path to liberation.
This is a case if the President is permitted to be above the law, then we no longer have a republic.
There has been so much power concentrated. There is no leash on that power anymore and Americans face the situation that this power is getting momentum with each passing year with each presidency.
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