Timeless Quotes

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of 
 civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. . .
 The People cannot be safe without information. When the press
 is free, and every man is able to read, all is safe."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"If once (the people) become inattentive to the public affairs,
 you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors,
 shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general
 nature, in spite of individual exceptions."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their Powers
 from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of
 Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right
 of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a
 New is their Right, it is their Duty, to
 throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards? for
 their future Security."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers
 that it can bribe the public with their own money."
 -- Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 - 1859)

"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation.
 One is by sword. The other is by debt."
 -– John Adams

"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 secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive 
and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which 
are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the 
threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, 
there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions 
do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need 
for increased security will be seized upon those anxious to expand its meaning 
to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend 
to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my 
Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should 
interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle 
dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public 
the facts they deserve to know.

No President should fear public scrutinity of his program. For from that 
scrutiny comes understanding; and from that understanding comes support or 
opposition. And both are necessary. I am not asking your newspapers to support 
the Administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of 
informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence in 
the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully informed.

I not only could not stifle controversy among your readers– I welcome it. This 
Administration intends to be candid about its errors; for as a wise man once 
said: “An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” We 
intend to accept full responsibility for our errors; and we expect you to point 
them out when we miss them.

Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed– 
and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it 
a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press 
was protected by the First (emphasized) Amendment– the only business in America 
specifically protected by the Constitution– not primarily to amuse and entertain, 
not to emphasize the trivial and sentimental, not to simply “give the public what 
it wants” – but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our 
opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold educate and 
sometimes even anger public opinion."

"If your outgo exceeds your income, then your upkeep will
 be your downfall."
 -- Bill Earle

"The State is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live
 at the expense of everyone else."
 -- Frederic Bastiat

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot
 exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will
 continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they
 can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
 From that moment on, the majority always votes for the
 candidates who promise the most benefits from the public
 treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally
 collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed
 by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest
 civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about
 200 years."
 -- Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor 1787

"I place the economy among the first and most important
 virtues... and public debt as the great danger to be feared.
 To preserve your independence, we must not let our leaders
 load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between
 economy and liberty... or profusion and servitude."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty" 
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its
 -- Thomas Paine

"Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because 
 we don’t want to know."
 -- Aldous Huxley

"Who will govern the governors? There is only one force in the
 nation that can be depended upon to keep the government pure
 and the governors honest, and that is the people themselves.
 They alone, if well informed, are capable of preventing the
 corruption of power, and of restoring the nation to its
 rightful course if it should go astray. They alone are the
 safest depository of the ultimate powers of government"
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"If the American people ever allow the banks to control the
 issuance of their currency, first by inflation, and then by
 deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around
 them will deprive the people of all property, until their
 children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers
 conquered. The issuing power of money should be taken from
 banks and restored to Congress and the people to whom it
 belongs. I sincerely believe the banking institutions having
 the issuing power of money, are more dangerous to liberty than
 standing armies."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the
 federal government are few and defined. Those which are to
 remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite."
 -- James Madison said in the Federalist Papers, No. 45

"So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom,
 those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active
 and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any
 number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon
 sleeping men."
 -- Voltaire, 1764

"Of all the contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of
 mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes
 them with paper money."
 -– Daniel Webster

"The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives
 in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world,
 precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and 
 economic turmoil to our people."
  -- Congressman Ron Paul

"Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit
 spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and
 politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax
 -- Congressman Ron Paul

"How can you pursue this policy that you have without further
 weakening the dollar? There's a dollar crisis out there, and
 people's money is being stolen! People who have saved, they're
 being robbed!"
 -- Congressman Ron Paul speaking to Bernanke about his 
	unsound policies at the Fed. 11-8-07

"Americans think their danger is terrorists. They don't
 understand the terrorists cannot take away habeas corpus, the
 Bill of Rights, the Constitution.... The terrorists are not
 anything like the threat we face from our own government in
 the name of fighting terrorism.... The American constitutional
 system is near to being overthrown"
 -- Paul Craig Roberts

"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group
 called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows
 this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public
 believe in the presence of an identified entity representing
 the 'devil' only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a
 unified international leadership for a war against terrorism.
 The country behind this propaganda is the US . . ."
 -- Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook

"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 is designed only for a moral and
 religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other."
 --John Adams, 2nd president of the United States

"When once a republic is corrupted there is no possibility of
 remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the
 corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other
 correction is either useless or a new evil."
 –- Thomas Jefferson on the necessity of the impeachment
    provisions to our Constitution

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil
 Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is
 our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received
 them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors; they
 purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of
 treasure and blood. It will bring an everlasting mark of
 infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we
 should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a
 struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false
 and designing men."
 -- Samuel Adams

"The World is not dangerous because of those who do harm but
 because of those who look at it without doing anything."
 -- Albert Einstein

"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from
 weak minds."
 -- Albert Einstein

"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of
 -- Albert Einstein

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought,
 but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
 -- Albert Einstein

"The freedoms of speech, press, petition, and assembly
 guaranteed by the First Amendment must be accorded to the
 ideas we hate, or sooner or later they will be denied to the
 ideas we cherish."
 -- Justice Hugo Black

"Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect
 liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men
 born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their
 liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty
 lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning
 but without understanding."
 -- Justice Louis Brandeis

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are
 the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good
 conscience to remain silent"
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"When the people fear their government, there is Tyranny;
 when the government fears the people, there is Liberty."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"You only have the freedoms you are willing to fight and die for."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later."
 -- Benjamin Franklin

"The Will of The People is The Law of The Land!"
 -- Harry Truman

"...advanced forms of biological warfare that can target
 specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the
 realm of terror to a politically useful tool."
 -- neocons own document pg 60 - They Epitomize Evil

"Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working
 against the best interests of the United States,
 characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of
 conspiring with others around the world to build a more
 integrated global political and economic structure -- one
 world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and
 I am proud of it."
 -- David Rockefeller, his 2002 book "Memoirs"

"How America looks in the future is largely up to us. 'We the
 People' are ultimately responsible for what does or does not
 happen in Washington."
 -- David Walker, comptroller general of the United States

"Simply stated, America is on a path toward an explosion of
 debt. And that indebtedness threatens our country's, our
 children's and our grandchildren's futures. With the looming
 retirement of the baby boomers, spiraling health care costs,
 plummeting savings rates and increasing reliance on foreign
 lenders, we face unprecedented fiscal risks."
 -- David Walker, comptroller general of the United States

"One cannot wage war under present conditions without the
 support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the
 press and other forms of propaganda."
 -- General Douglas MacArthur

"It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We
 are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen
 to the song of that siren till she transforms us into
 beasts... For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost,
 I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and
 to provide for it."
 -- Patrick Henry

"The cardinal rule of a closing or closed society is that your
 alignment with the regime offers no protection; in a true
 police state no one is safe."
 -- Naomi Wolf

"John Adams wrote, 'Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.' We
 stand at a defining moment for America. If we do not act now,
 we risk the freedoms that sweat, blood, sacrifice, and loyalty
 to inalienable rights have earned us over the past two-hundred
 thirty-one years."
 -- Naomi Wolf Author of ‘The end of America: letter of warning
    to a young patriot.’

"Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a
 little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
 -- Benjamin Franklin

"When even one American -- who has done nothing wrong --
 is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth,
 then all Americans are in peril."
 -- Harry S. Truman

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president,
 or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is
 not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
 to the American public."
 -- Theodore Roosevelt

"Promote then as an object of primary importance, Institutions
 for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the
 structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is
 essential that public opinion should be enlightened."
 -- George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796

"The Greatest Enemy Of Knowledge Is Not Ignorance...
 ...It Is The Illusion Of Knowledge"
 -- Stephen Hawking

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."
 -- Henry David Thoreau

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when
 everything the American public believes is false."
 -- William Casey, CIA Director (first staff meeting, 1981)

"No free man shall ever be de-barred the use of arms. The
 strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep
 and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves
 against tyranny in government."
 --Thomas Jefferson

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like
 men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
 --Thomas Paine

"The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives
 in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world,
 precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and
 economic turmoil to our people."
 -- Congressman Ron Paul

"Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit
 spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and
 politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax
 -- Congressman Ron Paul

"They don't come here to attack us because we're rich and 
 we're free, They attack us because we're over there."
 -- Congressman Ron Paul - GOP debates 5-15-07

"Today just about everyone acknowledges the war has gone
 badly, and 70% of the American people want it to end. Our
 national defense is weakened, the financial costs continue to
 drain us, our allies have deserted us, and our enemies are
 multiplying – not to mention the tragic toll of death and
 injury suffered by American forces."
 -- Congressman Ron Paul - April 2007

"In recent decades, our policies have been driven by
 neoconservative empire radicalism; profiteering in the
 military industrial complex; misplaced do-good
 internationalism; mercantilistic notions regarding the need
 to control natural resources; and blind loyalty to various
 governments in the Middle East."
 -- Congressman Ron Paul

"We should have a strong President, strong enough to resist the
 temptation of taking power that a President should not have."
 -- Congressman Ron Paul

"If a Nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of
 civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
 If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it
 is the responsibility of every American to be informed."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"The executive has no right, in any case, to decide the
 question, whether there is or is not cause for declaring war."
 -– James Madison

"It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the
 shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for
 blood...War is hell."
 -– General William Tecumseh Sherman

"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered;
 the point is to discover them."
 -- Galileo Galilei

"The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable."
 -- James A. Garfield quotes (American President (20), 1831-1881)

"We the People are the rightful masters of both congress and
 the courts -- not to overthrow the Constitution, but to
 overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
 -- Abraham Lincoln

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter
 and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
 -- Abraham Lincoln

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they
 can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great
 point is to bring them the real facts."
 -- Abraham Lincoln

"Be the change you want to see in the world"
 -- Mahatma Gandhi

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
 citizens can change the world. Indeed it's the only thing that
 ever has."
 -- Margaret Mead

"Corporations have been enthroned An era of corruption in high
 places will follow and the money power will endeavor to
 prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people
 . . until wealth is aggregated in a few hands . . . and the
 Republic is destroyed."
 -- Abraham Lincoln

"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find
 it within himself." Galileo Galilei

"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
 -- George Santayana

"Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some
 monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up
 if we did not blindly rally behind it."
 -- General Douglas MacArthur

"Our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred 
 in...war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda
 of fear."
 -– General Douglas MacArthur

"I invite you to name a society that created a secret prison
 system, outside the rule of law, where torture takes place,
 that sooner or later didn't turn the abuse against it's own
 -- Naomi Wolf - October 11, 2007

"I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism…. I could have
 given Al Capone a few hints… I helped make Mexico safe for
 American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a
 decent place for the National City Bank boys…. I helped in the
 raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the
 benefits of Wall Street…. I helped purify Nicaragua for the
 international banking house of Brown Brothers…. I brought
 light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests
 in 1916. In China I helped see to it that Standard Oil went
 its way unmolested."
 -- Major General Smedley Butler - 1933

"Find out just what the people will submit to and you have
 found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will
 be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are
 resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits
 of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they
 -- Frederic Douglass, civil rights activist, Aug. 4, 1857

"The power of the executive to cast a man into prison without
 formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to
 deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree
 odious, and the foundation of all totalitarian government
 whether Nazi or Communist."
 -- Winston Churchill

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing
 the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that
 is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until
 it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates
 a country where everyone lives in fear."
 -- Harry S Truman

"Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is
 inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle."
 -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"It does not require a majority to prevail but rather an irate,
 tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."
 -- Samuel Adams

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall 
 possess the highest seats in government, our country will 
 stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
 -- Samuel Adams

"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and
 judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many,
 and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may
 justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."
 -- James Madison, Federalist Papers #47

"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are
 made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous
 that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be
 -- James Madison, Father of the U.S. Constitution

"Without debate, without criticism, no administration and
 no country can succeed -- and no republic can survive."
 -- John F. Kennedy

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will
 make violent revolution inevitable."
 -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have
 been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of
 maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility--
 I welcome it."
 -- John F. Kennedy - Inaugural Address Friday, January 20, 1961

"...the high office of the President has been used to foment
 a plot to destroy the American's freedom, and before I leave
 office, I must inform the citizens of this plight."
 -- John F. Kennedy (November 12, 1963, Columbia U,
    10 days before his assassination)

"The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every
 generation helps make its own future. This is the essential
 challenge of the present."
 -- Robert F. Kennedy

"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for
 the urge to rule."
 -- H.L. Mencken

"Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever 
 he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow 
 him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it 
 necessary for such a purpose — and you allow him to make war
 at pleasure." 
 -- Abraham Lincoln

"A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as
 when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a 
 great gang."
 ~- Benjamin Franklin

"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted
 with their own government"
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
 It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
 -- Mark Twain

"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms [of
 government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by
 slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
 -- Thomas Jefferson, Bill for the More General diffusion of
    Knowledge (1778)

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to
 keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves
 against tyranny in government."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting
 wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always
 lead to the other."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"Constant apprehension of war has the same tendency to render
 the head too large for the body. A standing military force
 with an overgrown executive will not long be safe companions
 to liberty."
 -- Thomas Jefferson
"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they
 keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the
 memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the
 path of destruction."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"This is likely to be administered for a course of years and
 then end in despotism... when the people shall become so
 corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of
 any other."
 -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

"When you control opinion, as corporate America controls
 opinion in the United States by owning the media, you can make
 the masses believe almost anything you want, and guide them as
 you please." 
 -- Gore Vidal

"America is a quarter of a billion people totally misinformed
 and disinformed by their government. This is tragic but our
 media is -- I wouldn't even say corrupt -- it's just beyond
 telling us anything that the government doesn't want us to
 -- Gore Vidal

"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of
 the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has
 ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all
 objectivity - much less dissent."
 -- Gore Vidal

"In politics, nothing happens by accident, if it happens, 
 you can be sure we planned it that way". 
 -- Franklin Roosevelt

"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest."
 -– Thomas Jefferson

"For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may
 lead, nor to tolerate error so long as reason is free to
 combat it."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of 
 every American, it is that we should have nothing to do 
 with conquest."
 -- Thomas Jefferson 

"Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations —
 entangling alliances with none."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"It is our true policy to steer clear of entangling alliances
 with any portion of the foreign world."
 -- George Washington

"There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one who
 is striking at the root."
 -- Henry David Thoreau

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is
 also what it takes to sit down and listen.
 -- Sir Winston Churchill

"Terrorism \Ter"ror*ism\, n.
 The act of terrorizing, or state of being terrorized; a mode
 of government by terror or intimidation.
 -- Thomas Jefferson - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary

"The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise
 power from behind the scenes."
 -- Felix Frankfurter, Supreme Court Justice
"The world is governed by very different personages from what
 is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes."
 -- Benjamin Disraeli
"Great nations are simply the operating fronts of
 behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become
 so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain
 invisible while operating behind the national scenery."
 -- Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path

"It is weakness rather than wickedness which renders men unfit
 to be trusted with unlimited power."
 -- John Adams, 1788

"No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the
 legislature is in session."
 -- Mark Twain

"No one can find a safe way out for himself if society is
 sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own
 interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the
 intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the
 interests of everyone hang on the result.”
 -— Ludwig von Mises

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to
 public office."
 -- Aesop

"Only the small secrets need to be protected. The large ones
 are kept secret by public incredulity."
 -- Marshall McLuhan

"Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives
 people harder than a fear of sudden death."
 -- Adolf Hitler

"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor
 slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he
 can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece?
 Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia,
 nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is
 understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country
 who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to
 drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist
 dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.
 Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the
 bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is
 tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the
 peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to
 danger. It works the same in any country."
 -- Hermann Goering, Hitler's #2 man

"The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out
 acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their
 personal security is threatened".
 -- Josef Stalin

"So where is the oil going to come from?... The Middle East, 
 with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is 
 still where the prize ultimately lies."
 -- Richard Cheney - Chief Executive Of Halliburton

"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip  
 the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is 
 indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just 
 as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached 
 a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has 
 closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of 
 the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and 
 blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto 
 the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I 
 have done. And I am Caesar."
 -- Julius Caesar

"If the war on terror is real then the first thing that would
 have happened within a matter of weeks after 9/11 would have
 been we'd have closed the borders off. You have no national
 security if your borders are not secure."
 -- Col. Ronald D. Ray, former Deputy Assistant Secretary
    of Defense under the Reagan Admin.

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to 
 restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to
 restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our 
 lives and interests."
 -- Patrick Henry
"In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of
 confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by
 the chains of the Constitution."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"An informed citizenry is the only true repository of 
 the public will."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous
 sea of Liberty."
 -- Thomas Jefferson 

"People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their
 own destruction."
 -- James Baldwin

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight 
 you, then you win."
 -- Mahatma Gandhi

"When any government, or any church for that matter,
 undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this
 you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end
 result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the
 -- Robert Heinlein

"fascism - A system of government that exercises a
 dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the
 merging of state and business leadership, together with
 belligerent nationalism."
 -- The American Heritage Dictionary, 1983

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed.
 Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being
 -- Arthur Schopenhauer

"Any Truth is better than make-believe. . . Rather than love, 
 than money, than fame, give me truth."
 -- Henry David Thoreau

"Free and responsible government by popular consent just can't
 exist without an informed public."
 -- Bill Moyers

"The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it,
 ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is."
 -- Sir Winston Churchill

"There is what the Public knows and then there is the Truth."

"The penalty good men suffer for not getting involved in public
 affairs is being ruled by evil men."
 -- Plato

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is
 that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
 -- Plato

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The
 real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
 -- Plato

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
 -- George Santayana (1863–1952), U.S. philosopher, poet.

"The worst forms of tyranny, or certainly the most successful
 ones, are not those we rail against but those that so insinuate
 themselves into the imagery of our consciousness, and the fabric
 of our lives, as not to be perceived as tyranny."
 -- Michael Parenti

"A tyrant's best ally has always been an apathetic populace.
 Citizens of Germany learned that awful truth in 1939."
 -- Doug Thompson

"What would you do if you knew all the things we knew,
 would you stand up for truth or would you turn away too?"
 -- Paris

"The exact contrary of what is generally believed
 is often the truth."
 -- Jean de la Bruyère

"During times of universal deceit, telling
 the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
 -- George Orwell

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"We are all capable of believing things which we know to be
 untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently
 twisting the facts so as to show that we were right.
 Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an
 indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later
 a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a
 -- George Orwell

"The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can
 shield the people from the political, economic and/or military
 consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for
 the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the
 truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension,
 the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State."
 -- Dr. Joseph M. Goebbels
"The greatest kindness one can render to any man consists 
 in leading him from error to truth."
 -- St. Thomas Aquinas

"All just power is derived from the consent of the governed."
 -- John Locke

"The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap
 from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead."
 -- William Lloyd Garrison

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."
 -- Howard Zinn
"To criticize one's country is to do it a service .... Criticism,
 in short, is more than a right; it is an act of patriotism - a
 higher form of patriotism, I believe, than the familiar rituals
 and national adulation."
 -- U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright

"To question your government is not unpatriotic --
 to not question your government is unpatriotic."
 -- Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.)

"A Patriot is merely a rebel at the start. In the beginning of 
 a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and
 scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then
 it costs nothing to be a patriot."
 -- Mark Twain

"On the altar of God, I pledge undying hostility to any
 government restrictions on the free minds of the people."
 -- Thomas Jefferson - The favored quote at the highest point 
    in the Rotunda at the Jefferson Memorial. 

"In those wretched countries where a man cannot call his
 tongue his own, he can scarce call anything his own. Who ever
 would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing
 the freeness of speech."
 -- Benjamin Franklin

"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental
 opinion of a day. But a series of oppressions, begun at a
 distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every
 change of ministers (administrations), too plainly proves a
 deliberate systematic plan of reducing us to slavery."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"Patriotism means to stand by the country.
 It does not mean to stand by the President."
 -- Theodore Roosevelt

"Patriotism is not loving your Government, A Patriot is one 
 that loves their country and watches their Government."
"I took an oath of office to the Constitution. I didn't 
 take an oath of office to my party or to my president."
 -- Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel

When asked what kind of a government the constitutional
 convention had given the people:
 "A republic, if you can keep it."
 -- Benjamin Franklin

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts,
 and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did 
 not commit suicide."
 -- John Adams

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely
 believe they are free."
 -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion 
 of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death."
 -- Thomas Paine

"These are the times that try men’s souls."
 -- Thomas Paine

"That there are men in all countries who get their living by
 war, and by keeping up the quarrels of nations, is as shocking
 as it is true; but when those who are concerned in the
 government of a country, make it their study to sow discord,
 and cultivate prejudices between nations, it becomes the more
 -- Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", circa 1792

"That there are men in all countries who get their living by war,
 and by keeping up the quarrels of Nations is as shocking as it
 is true..."
 -- Thomas Paine

"War is the gambling table of governments, and citizens the dupes
 of the game."
 -- Thomas Paine

"It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry."
 -- Thomas Paine

"Any who act as if freedom's defenses are to be found in
 suppression and suspicion and fear confess a doctrine that
 is alien to America."
 -- President Eisenhower

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket
 fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who
 hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.
 The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending
 the sweat of laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes
 of its children....This is not a way of life at all, in any
 true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity
 hanging from an iron cross."
 -- Dwight David Eisenhower

"To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an
 international crime; it is the supreme international crime
 differing only from other war crimes in that it contains
 within itself the accumulated evil of the whole."
 -- US Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
    Nuremburg Tribunal 1946

"The problems in the world today are so enormous they cannot 
 be solved with the level of thinking that created them."
 -- Albert Einstein

"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from
 weak minds."
 -- Albert Einstein

"Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings
 revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent
 some catastrophic and catalyzing event --
 like a new Pearl Harbor"
 -- Project for a New American Century - Sept. 2000

"All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men (and women)
 to do nothing."
 -- Edmund Burke

"No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing
 because he could do only a little."
 -- Edmund Burke

"No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
 of acting and reasoning as fear."
 -- Edmund Burke

"Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act
 humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear."
 -– Bertrand Russell

"When even one American -- who has done nothing wrong -- is 
 forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then
 all Americans are in peril."
 -- Harry S. Truman

"Truth is violated by falsehood, but it is outraged by silence."
 -- Henri Frederic Amiel

"The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in 
 times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality."
 -- Dante Alighieri

"Fear can only prevail when victims are ignorant of the facts."
 -- Thomas Jefferson 

"How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain
 Meaning of Words!"
 -– Samuel Adams

"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or
 treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is
 always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people
 may require a leader."
 -- Plato (427-347 B.C.)

"The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed
 than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is
 nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods
 and errors."
 -- Thomas Jefferson 

"I am concerned for the security of our great nation, not so
 much because of any threat from without, but because of the 
 insidious forces working from within."
 -— General Douglas MacArthur

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But
 it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates
 is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner
 openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate
 freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys,
 heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor
 appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his
 victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he
 appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all
 men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and
 unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he
 infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A
 murderer is less to fear."
 --Marcus Tullius Cicero 42B.C.

"It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our
 banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there
 would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
 -- Henry Ford
"The first stage of fascism should more appropriately be called
 Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power."
 -- Mussolini

"Those who cast the votes decide nothing,
 Those who count the votes decide everything."
 -- Josef Stalin

"The last time we mixed religion and politics - people
 were burned at the stake."

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
 -- Abraham Lincoln

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped 
 in the flag and carrying the cross"
 -- Sinclair Lewis
"There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance."
 -– Goethe

"They created a desolation, and they called it peace."
 -- Tacitus

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."
 -- Edward R. Murrow

"It is not a prison until you try the door"

"He who conceals a useful truth is equally guilty with
 the propagator of an injurious falsehood."
 -- Augustine, Christian philosopher

"It can be held certain that information that is withheld or
 suppressed contains truths that are detrimental to the
 persons involved in the suppression."
 -- J. Edgar Hoover

"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with 
 a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists."
 -- J. Edgar Hoover

"Everybody knows that corruption thrives in secret places, and
 avoids public places, and we believe it a fair presumption that
 secrecy means impropriety."
 -- Woodrow Wilson

"In America, the criminally insane rule and the rest of us,
 or the vast majority of the rest of us, either do not care,
 do not know, or are distracted and properly brainwashed 
 into acquiescence."
 -- Kurt Nimmo

"It is the nature of power that it attracts the very
 people who should not have it."

"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

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing 
 invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them
 under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty,
 to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for 
 their future security."
 -- "The Declaration of Independence"

"A society whose citizens refuse to see and investigate the facts,
 who refuse to believe that their government and their media will
 routinely lie to them and fabricate a reality contrary to 
 verifiable facts, is a society that chooses and deserves the 
 Police State Dictatorship it's going to get."
 -- Ian Williams Goddard

"Remember propaganda is 95% truth, just like rat poison it
 is that 5% that will get you."

"The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities
 committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for
 not even hearing about them."
 -- George Orwell

"The evils of government are directly proportional to the
 tolerance of the people."
 -- Frank Kent

"The welfare of the people in particular has always been the 
 alibi of tyrants."
 -- Albert Camus

"Beware those that wholly believe in Biblical revelations,
 claim to be doing the work of God and also have the big
 red button to cause said annihilation while breaking at
 least half of the ten commandments."

"Let us believe no man infallible or impeccable in government,
 any more than in religion; take no man's word against evidence,
 nor implicitly adopt the sentiments of others who may be
 deceived themselves, or may be interested in deceiving us."
 -- John Adams 1763
"The high minded man must care more for the truth than for what 
 people think." 
 -- Aristotle

"The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face
 for the urge to rule it."
 -- H. L. Mencken

"Facts are stubborn things, and can't be erased or banished
 from polite discussion on account of political correctness or,
 at least, not for very long."
 -- Ronald Reagan

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any 
 significance in the major media."
 -- William Colby (Former CIA Director)

"This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs;
 when he first appears he is a protector."
 -- Plato

"If our nation is ever taken over, it will be taken over
 from within."
 -- James Madison

"When tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be 
 in the guise of fighting a foreign foe."
 -- James Madison 

"The means of defense against foreign danger historically
 have become the instruments of tyranny at home."
 -- James Madison

"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it
 must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse."
 -- James Madison

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace
 alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing
 it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
 -- H. L. Mencken US editor (1880 - 1956)

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't
 mean politics won't take an interest in you."
 -- Pericles (430 BC.)

"The popular etymology of "politics," which derives from
  "Poly," meaning many, and
  "ticks," meaning blood-sucking parasites."

"Those who already walk submissively will say there is no
 cause for alarm. But submissiveness is not our heritage. The
 First Amendment was designed to allow rebellion to remain as
 our heritage. The Constitution was designed to keep government
 off the backs of the people. The Bill of Rights was added to
 keep the precincts of belief and expression, of the press, of
 political and social activities free from surveillance. The
 Bill of Rights was designed to keep agents of government and
 official eavesdroppers away from assemblies of people. The aim
 was to allow men to be free and independent and to assert
 their rights against government."
 -- Justice William O. Douglas (Laird v. Tatum, 1972)

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear —
 kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor — with
 the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been
 some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power
 that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally
 behind it."
 -- General Douglas MacArthur

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate
 the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger
 than their democratic State itself. That, in its essence, is 
 Fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group
 or by any controlling private power."
 -- FDR

"History records that the money changers have used every form
 of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to
 maintain their control over governments by controlling the
 money and its issuance."
 -- James Madison

"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win 
 a war by making the other dumb bastard die for his country." 
 -- General George S. Patton
"Moral Courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent
 characteristic in men".
 -- General George S. Patton 

"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the
 most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ
 of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these
 proceed debts and taxes...known instruments for bringing the
 many under the domination of the few. . . No nation could
 preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
 -- James Madison, Political Observations, 1795

"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long
 established, should not be changed for light and transient
 causes; and, accordingly, all experience [has] shown that
 mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable
 than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they
 are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and
 usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a
 design to reduce [the people] under absolute despotism, it is
 their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government,
 and to provide new guards for their future security."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does
 not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they
 draw their gains."
 -- Thomas Jefferson to Horatio Gates Spafford, 17 Mar. 1817

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
 who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
 -- Thomas Jefferson

"Unless you become more watchful in your States and check this
 spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive privileges you
 will in the end find that the most important powers of
 Government have been given or bartered away, and the control
 of your dearest interests have been passed into the hands of
 these corporations."
 -- President Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves
 me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . .
 corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in
 high places will follow, and the money power of the country
 will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the
 prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a
 few hands and the Republic is destroyed."
 -- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864,
    from a letter to Col. William F. Elkins

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate
 the growth of private power to a point where it becomes
 stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its
 essence, is Fascism--ownership of government by an individual,
 by a group, or any controlling private power."
 -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt

"The masters of the government of the United States are the
 combined capitalists and manufacturers of the United States."
 -- President Woodrow Wilson, address, New York City, 
    9 September, 1912

"Behind the visible government there is an invisible
 government upon the throne that owes the people no loyalty and
 recognizes no responsibility. To destroy this invisible
 government, to undo the ungodly union between corrupt business
 and corrupt politics is the task of a statesman."
 -- Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States,
    during his 1912 election campaign

"With terror, tyranny came to power, and with terror, it holds
 onto its power. The sciences have been subordinated to
 authoritarian rule. Biology has been falsified, in order to
 externalize the privileges of the propertied classes."
 -- Manifesto, Second International Congress of Socialist
    Physicians in Brno, Czechoslovakia, 1934

"Power that controls the economy should be in the hands of
 elected representatives of the people, not in the hands of an
 industrial oligarchy."
 -- Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas ruling against
    the United States Steel Corporation in 1948

"In the counsels of Government, we must guard against the
 acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or
 unsought, by the Military Industrial Complex. The potential
 for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will
 persist. We must never let the weight of this combination
 endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take
 nothing for  granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable
 citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial
 and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods
 and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together."
 -- U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell address
    to the Nation, Jan. 17, 1961, Washington, D.C.

"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land
 will reach their hearts’ desire at last, and the White House
 will be adorned by a downright moron."
 -- H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Sun, 1920

"The technique of infamy is to invent two lies, then get people
 arguing heatedly over which one of them is true."
 -- Ezra Pound

"So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom,
 those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active
 and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any
 number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon
 sleeping men."
 -- Voltaire

"It has become a sarcastic proverb that a thing must be true
 if you saw it in a newspaper. That is the opinion intelligent
 people have of that lying vehicle in a nutshell. But the
 trouble is that the stupid people, who constitute the grand
 overwhelming majority of this and all other nations, do
 believe and are moulded and convinced by what they get out of
 a newspaper. And there is where is the harm lies."
 -- Mark Twain

"The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered
 by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those
 which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves."
 -- Dresden James

"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."
 -- Dresdin James

"What your government does abroad today, it does at home 

"There was one only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil,
 namely, ignorance."
 -- Socrates 

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it,
 no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own
 reason and your own common sense."
 -- Buddha (563BC-483BC)

"Talk of imminent threat to our national security through the
 application of external force is pure nonsense. Indeed it is
 part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our
 country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an
 artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured
 upon an incessant propaganda of fear." 
 -- General Douglas MacArthur, Speech on May 15, 1951

"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame
 upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad
 of those conscience-soothing tactics, and will diligently
 study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and
 thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just,
 and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this
 process of grotesque self-deception."
 -- Mark Twain

"You let men in power assume power ‘for the Little Man’. But
 you yourself remain silent. You give men in power or impotent
 people with evil intentions the power to represent you. Only
 too late do you realize that again and again you are being
 -- Wilhelm Reich - before the government had their way with
    him, it is the average, the “little man” who is ultimately
    responsible for the spread of fascism.

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute
 conversation with the average voter."
 -- Sir Winston Churchill

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for
 lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
 -- Benjamin Franklin

"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one
 generation away from extinction. It is not ours by
 inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by
 each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who
 have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again."
 -- Ronald Reagan

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the
 price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know
 not what course others may take, but as for me, Give Me
 Liberty Or Give Me Death!"
 -- Patrick Henry

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people
 who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing
 government, they can exercise their constitutional right of
 amending it, or the revolutionary right to dismember or
 overthrow it."
 -- Abraham Lincoln

"The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and
 defended it as they ought. ... If therefore a people will not
 be free; if they have not virtue enough to maintain their
 liberty against a presumptuous invader, they deserve no pity,
 and are to be treated with contempt and ignominy."
 -- Samuel Adams

"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who
 mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the
 power knowledge gives."
 -- James Madison

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process
 he does not become a monster."
 -- Nietzsche
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored"
 -- Aldous Huxley

"The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget
 that certain other sets of people are human"
 -- Aldous Huxley 

"The perfect totalitarian state is one where the all powerful
 political bosses and their army of managers, control a
 population of slaves who do not have to be coerced because
 they love their servitude".
 -- Aldus Huxley, Brave New World

"Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has
 the power to make you commit atrocities."
 -- Voltaire

"All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers
 and to the sound of trumpets."
 -- Voltaire

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of,
 he always declares that it is his duty."
 -- George Bernard Shaw

"Liberty means responsibility, that is why most men dread it.
 -- George Bernard Shaw

"There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity."
 -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of
 every American, it is that we should have nothing to do 
 with conquest."
 -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain
 occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive."
 -– Thomas Jefferson

"Taxation follows public debt, and in its train wretchedness and
 -- Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kerchival, Monticello, 1816

"The defense policy of the United States is based on a simple
 premise: The United States does not start fights. We will
 never be an aggressor."
 -- President Ronald Reagan

"Every ambitious would-be empire, clarions it abroad that she
 is conquering the world to bring it peace, security and
 freedom, and is sacrificing her sons only for the most noble
 and humanitarian purposes. That is a lie, and it is an ancient
 lie, yet generations still rise and believe it."
 -- Henry David Thoreau

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when
 they do it from religious conviction."
 -- Blaise Pascal ~1650 AD

"I think that on balance the moral influence of religion has
 been awful. With or without religion, good people can behave
 well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do
 evil—that takes religion."
 -- Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate, Physics

"A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to
 religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment
 from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious."
 -- Aristotle (384-322 BC)
"To do evil a human being must first of all believe that what
 he's doing is good... Ideology - that is what gives devildoing
 its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the
 necessary steadfastness and determination. That is the social
 theory which helps to make his acts seem good instead of bad
 in his own and others' eyes, so that he won't hear reproaches
 and curses but will receive praise and honors."
 -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny."
 -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Our main agenda is to have all guns banned of course. We must
 use whatever means possible. It doesn't matter if you have to
 distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist
 America can only succeed when those who would resist us have
 been totally disarmed."
 -- Sarah Brady, 1994

"That there are men in all countries who get their living by
 war, and by keeping up the quarrels of nations, is as shocking
 as it is true; but when those who are concerned in the
 government of a country, make it their study to sow discord,
 and cultivate prejudices between nations, it becomes the more
 –- Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", circa 1792

"Taxes are not raised to carry on wars, wars are raised to
 carry on taxes!"
 -- Thomas Paine, The Crisis Papers

"The most heinous and the cruelest crimes of which history
 has recorded have been committed under the cover of religion
 or equally noble motives."
 -- Gandhi

"To sin by silence when they should protest
 makes cowards of men."
 -- George Washington

"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

"Each word, has an echo. So does each silence."
 -- Jean-Paul Sartre

"A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares
 for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the
 -- Proverbs 22:3

"For thou are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may
 not sojourn with thee. The boastful may not stand before thy
 eyes; thou hatest all evildoers. Thou destroyest those who
 speak lies; the Lord abhors bloodthirsty and deceitful men."
 -- Psalm 5:4

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
 principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
 darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in
 high places"
 -- (Ephesians 6:12)

"The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust
 [our own] government statements."
 -- Senator James W. Fulbright

"Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence, the
 jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake; since
 history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of
 the most baneful woes of Republican government."
 -- James Madison

"The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition
 should be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country
 could hardly be propagated."
 -- William Ellery Channing

"Where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too
 frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control."
 -- Lord Acton (1834-1902)

"War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope.
 It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in
 dollars and the losses in lives."
 -- General Smedley Butler

"There are only two things we should fight for. One is the
 defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights."
 -- General Smedley Butler

"Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented
 not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal
 -- George Orwell

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful
 and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity
 to pure wind."
 -- George Orwell

"All war is based on deception" 
 -- Sun Tzu

"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how
 justified, is not a crime."
 -- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

"It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is
 nothing but an act of murder."
 -- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"The people never give up their liberties but under some
 -- Edmund Burke

"When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die."
 -- Jean-Paul Sartre

"Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must
 choose lying as his principle."
 -– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"There is no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy.
 There is nothing good in war... Except its ending."
 -- Albert Einstein

"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is 
 honest, truthful and virtuous."
 -- Frederick Douglass

"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression.
 In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains
 seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we all
 must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we
 become victims of the darkness."
 -- Justice William O. Douglas

"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I
 think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think
 I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that.
 That's what's insane about it."
 -- John Lennon

"Try weaning Bush supporters from the obvious lies that are
 the basis of this administration, and they will call you every
 name in the book."
 -- Paul Craig Roberts

"Try weaning Obama supporters from the obvious lies that are
 the basis of this administration, and they will call you every
 name in the book."

"We are on the verge of a global transformation.
 All we need is the right major crisis and the nations
 will accept the New World Order."
 -- David Rockefeller - New World Order globalist

"Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective – a New
World Order – can emerge. . . Now, we can see a New World
Order coming into view. A world in which there is a very real
prospect for a New World Order. . .A world where the United
Nations, freed from a Cold War stalemate, is poised to fulfill
the historic vision of its founders."
 -- George H. W. Bush told the U.N. on September 11th 1990

"Sarah, if the American people had ever known the truth about
 what we Bushes have done to this nation, we would be chased
 down in the streets and lynched."
 -- George H.W. Bush to reporter Sarah McClendon in 1992 

"We shall have one world government whether or not you 
 like it, by conquest or consent."
 -- CFR member James Warburg before a 
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee February 17, 1950

"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for
 foreign policy."
 -- Henry Kissinger

"Satan and his agents always masquerade as angels of light
 and only the foolish are fooled"
 -- St. Paul

"The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between
 the millstones of taxation and inflation." 
 -– Vladimir Lenin

"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of
 ordinary Americans ..."
 -- Bill Clinton (USA TODAY, 11 March 1993, page 2A) 

"Evil men, obsessed with ambition and unburdened by
 conscience, must be taken very seriously--and we must stop
 them before their crimes can multiply."
 -– George W. Bush

"This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack
 Iran is simply ridiculous...Having said that, all options are
 on the table."
 -- G. W. Bush, February 2005 (Pure Doublespeak)

"I told all four that there were going to be some times where
 we don't agree with each other. But that's OK. If this were a
 dictatorship hehehe [pausing].. it'd  be a heck of a lot easier,
 just so long as  I'm the dictator." 
 -- Gov. George W. Bush (R-TX), President-elect, December 18, 2000

"There ought to be limits to freedom."
 -- G.W. Bush

"The best way to relieve families from time, is to let them
 keep some of their own money."
 -- G.W. Bush - 9-13-2000 regarding Taxation

"Look, our strategy is to create chaos, to create a vacuum. . .
 We will export death and violence to the four corners of the
 earth in defense of our great nation."
 -- G.W. Bush in Bob Woodward's book Plan of Attack 

"You can fool some of the people all of the time,
 and those are the ones you want to concentrate on."
 -- G.W. Bush, Gridiron Club dinner, Wash., D.C. March 2001

"The terrorists are smart and persistant, and so are we
 They will stop at nothing to harm America and neither will we!"
 -- G.W. Bush
"High taxes on the rich are a failed strategy because 
 the really rich people figure out how to dodge taxes anyway."
 -- G.W. Bush, August 10, 2004

"We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while
 free nations strive to resolve differences in peace."
 -- G.W. Bush addressing the UN  9-24-2004

"God told me to strike at al Quaeda and I struck them, and then 
 he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did."
 -- Dubya

"See in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over
 and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of 
 catapult the propaganda."
 -- George W. Bush, May 26, 2005

"You know I could run for governor but I'm basically a media
 creation. I've never done anything. I've worked for my dad.
 I worked in the oil business. But that's not the kind of 
 profile you have to have to get elected to public office."
 -- George W. Bush 1989

"Dictatorships start wars because they need external enemies
 to exert internal control over their own people."
 -- Richard Perle [the prince of darkness]

"As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know
 we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to
 say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there
 are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't
 -- Donald Rumsfeld, Feb. 12, 2002, DOD Defense News Briefing

"Those conspiracies that are too incredible to be believed,
 are by the same right, those which most often succeed."
 -- Marshall McLuhan, philosopher

"In the size of the lie there is always contained a certain
 factor of credibility, since the great masses of the people....
 will more easily fall victim to a great lie than to a small one."
 -- Hitler, Mein Kampf.

"All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual
 level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is
 directed will understand it... Through clever and constant
 application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise
 as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most
 wretched sort of life as paradise."
 -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1923

"If you tell a big enough Lie, and keep on repeating it, in the 
 end people will come to believe it."
 -- Josef Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda chief

"It is a quite special secret pleasure how the people around us
 fail to realize what is really happening to them."
 -- Adolf Hitler

"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."
 -- Adolf Hitler

"I know two types of law because I know two types of men, those
 who are with us and those who are against us."
 -- Hermann Goering, 1936

"I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the
 -- Morpheus 

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