Friday, April 1, 2011

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive” ~ C.S. Lewis

"Man will ultimately be governed by God or by tyrants." -- Benjamin Franklin

“For the first time in a long time, the President of the United States is actually distrusted by its allies and not in the least feared by its adversaries. Nor is Mr. Obama now respected by the majority of Americans.  Understandably focused on the dismal economy and Mr. Obama's relentless efforts to nationalize and socialize health care, Americans apparently have yet to notice his dismal performance and lack of respect in the world community. They soon will.” London Daily Telegraph editor -- Alex Singleton

"Today’s political leaders demonstrate their low opinion of the public with
every social law they pass
. They believe that, if given the right to chose, the
citizenry will probably make the wrong choice. Legislators not think any more in terms of persuading people; they feel the need to force their agenda on the public at the point of a bayonet and the barrel of a gun, in the name of the IRS, the SEC, the FDA, the DEA, the EPA, or a multitude of other ABCs of government authority." -- Mark Skousen

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive” ~ C.S. Lewis

“The characteristic feature of present-day policies is the trend toward a substitution of government control for free enterprise. Powerful political parties and pressure groups are fervently asking for public control of all economic activities, for thorough government planning, and for the nationalization of business. They aim at full government control of education and at the socialization of the medical profession. There is no sphere of human activity that they would not be prepared to subordinate to regimentation by the authorities. In their eyes, state control is the panacea for all ills.” ~ Ludwig von Mises in 1944

"This truth may be unfashionable, unpalatable, no doubt unpopular, but, if it is the truth, the story of mankind shows that war was universal and unceasing for millions of years before armaments were invented or armies organized. Indeed, the lucid intervals of peace and order only occurred in human history after armaments in the hands of strong governments have come into being, and civilization in every age has been nursed only in cradles guarded by superior weapons and superior discipline." -- Winston Churchill