A SUMMARY VIEW OF THE RIGHTS OF BRITISH AMERICA by Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson On Politics & Government
Why has liberty thrived in the West?
This is where enough people stuck out their necks for liberty . . . .
this politically correct era, the West has often been denounced for many things, but some intellectuals recognize that it
is superior in at least one vital respect: it brought liberty into the world.
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of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves . . . William Hazlitt
REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE by Edmund Burke
The only purpose for which
power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.
His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant
-- John Stuart Mill, "On Liberty", 1859
Ludwig Von Mises
Murray N. Rothbard
The American Republic will
endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.
-- Alexis de Tocqueville
Of the Laws Which Establish Political Liberty, with Regard to the Constitution - "Spirit of the Law" Baron de Montesquieu
The people cannot delegate
to government the power to do anything which would be unlawful for them to do themselves.
-- John Locke, "A Treatise
Concerning Civil Government"
Alexis de Tocqueville
Henry David Thoreau
John Stuart Mill
Love your country, but never
trust its government.
-- Robert A. Heinlein
On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
Non-cooperation with evil
is as much a duty as cooperation with good.
-- Mohandas Gandhi
ENGLAND'S NEW CHAINS DISCOVERED by John Lilburn
Few men desire liberty; most
men wish only for a just master.
"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart
from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest
lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
-- Samuel Adams
Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death by Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing
will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."
-- Patrick Henry, speech of June 5 1788
James Otis: Against Writs of Assistance, February 1761
Without liberty, law loses
its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.
- James Wilson
John C. Calhoun
Robert M. La Follette
William Jennings Bryan
Charles A. Lindbergh
George C. Wallace
When will the
world learn that a million men are of no importance compared with one man?
-- Henry David Thoreau
Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jermey Bentham
"Extremism in the defense
of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
-- Barry Goldwater (actually written by
The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude by Etienne de la Boetie
It is harder
to preserve than to obtain liberty.
- - John C. Calhoun
The Old Liberty and the New
Liberty and Limits
It is seldom that any liberty
is lost all at once.
- David Hume
A LETTER TO SCIENTISTS AND INVENTORS by LYSANDER SPOONER
If none were to have Liberty
but those who understand what it is, there would not be many freed Men in the world.
- Lord Halifax
The Real Radicalism of the Declaration of Independence by Seneca
When the same man, or set
of men, holds the sword and the purse, there is an end of liberty.
- - George Mason
"Enemies of Infamy to the REPUBLIC"
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lyndon B. Johnson
William Jefferson Clinton
Enemy of the Republic
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.