Tag Archives: The People

First Amendment: The People Are Not To Be Disarmed of Their Weapons. They Are Left In Full Possession of Them.

“The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.” – Zacharia Johnson (1788)

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Thought For the Day: Better A Thousand Fold Abuse of Free Speech Than Denial of Free Speech. The Abuse Dies In A Day, But the Denial Slays the Life of the People

“Better a thousand fold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people.” – Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891)

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Thought For the Day: After A Shooting Spree, They Always Want To Take the Guns From the People Who Didn’t Do It

“After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.” – … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing So Strongly Impels A Man To Regard the Interest of His Constituents, As the Certainty of Returning To the General Mass of the People, From When He Was Taken, Where He Must Participate In Their Burdens

“Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interest of his constituents, as the certainty of returning to the general mass of the people, from whence he was taken, where he must participate in their burdens.” – George Mason … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: When More of the People’s Sustenance Is Exacted Through the Form of Taxation Than Is Necessary To Meet the Just Obligations of Government, Such Exaction Becomes Ruthless Extortion and A Violation of the Fundamental Principles of A Free Government

“When more of the people’s sustenance is exacted through the form of taxation than is necessary to meet the just obligations of government, such exaction becomes ruthless extortion and a violation of the fundamental principles of a free government.” – … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: With the Exception Only of the Period of the Gold Standard, Practically All Governments of History Have Used Their Exclusive Power To Issue Money To Defraud and Plunder the People

“With the exception only of the period of the gold standard, practically all governments of history have used their exclusive power to issue money to defraud and plunder the people.” – Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992)

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First Principles: We May Define A Republic To Be…A Government Which Derives All Its Powers Directly Or Indirectly From…the People

“We may define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices … Continue reading

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First Principles: 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 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 … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: When the Master Governs, the People Are Hardly Aware That He (She) Exists

“When the Master governs, the people are hardly aware that he [she] exists. Next best is a leader who is loved. Next, one who is feared. The worst is one who is despised. If you don’t trust the people, you … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Governments Have Ever Been Known To Hold A High Hand Over the Education of the People

“Governments have ever been known to hold a high hand over the education of the people. They know, better than anyone else, that their power is based almost entirely on the school. Hence, they monopolize it more and more.” – … Continue reading

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