"The more corrupt the Republic,
the more the laws."
"The greater the number of laws,
the greater the number of offenses
"More laws just means
more work for lawyers."
H. Ross Perot
"No political truth is certainly of greater intrinsic value,
or is stamped with the authority
of more enlightened patrons of liberty,
than that the accumulation of all powers,
legislative, executive, and judiciary,
in the same hands
may justly be pronounced
the very definition of tyranny."
"Banks have done more injury|
to the religion, morality,
and even wealth of the nation
than they can have done
or ever will do
John Adams (1819)
"Of all the contrivances for cheating
"Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation,
and I care not who makes its laws." Mayer Anselm Rothchild
"The money power
"The money power
"When I meet a government that says to me,
Nor to the one who is indifferent thereto.
It is a fighting clause.
Its benefits may be retained
only by sustained combat.
It cannot be claimed
by an attorney or solicitor.
It is valid only when insisted upon
by a belligerent claimant in person."
United States v. Johnson, 76 F.Supp 538, 540 (1947)
"Power intoxicates men.
It is never voluntarily surrendered.
It must be taken from them."
James. F. Byrnes
"The limits of tyrants
are prescribed by the endurance
of those whom they suppress."
(Still Life With Woodpecker)
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom
"It is not from top to bottom that societies die;
"A nation never falls
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil
"When good people in any country
"It is harder to preserve
"The history of Liberty is a history
"If a society is to remain free,
"An oppressed people are authorized
"The right of revolt
"I hold a little rebellion now and then But when a long train of Abuses and Usurpations,
is a good thing,
and as necessary in the political world
as storms in the physical."
"All men recognize the right of revolution that is,
the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist,
the government with its tyranny or its efficiency
are great and unendurable."
Henry David Thoreau
"Prudence, indeed, will dictate
that Governments long established
should not be changed for light and transcient Causes,
and accordingly all Experience hath shewn,
that Mankind are more disposed to suffer
while Evils are sufferable,
than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms
to which they are accustomed.
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."
Declaration of Independence
But when a long train of Abuses and Usurpations,
"Liberty Lives in the hearts
"Liberty does not exist, my fellow citizens,
"With reasonable men I will reason;
"Extremism in the defense of Liberty
. . . "for the support of this Declaration (the Declaration of Independence), with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
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