Gun control advocates also include suicide in their Ãgun crimeÃ stats while bemoaning the U.S.Ãs Ãgun culture.Ã Yet Western EuropeÃs suicide rate is twice ours, and suicide is far more common than homicide on both sides of the Atlantic. So which side has a Ãcultural problemÃ in that regard. Reason
As long as you’re in a threatening mood, you had better climb up on your cornerstone and pray for my soul because I am going to foreclose. Hetty Howland Robinson Green
p 189, Hetty, Charles Slack, 2004. (1834-1916)
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. Noah Webster
Those who reap the blessings of liberty must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it. Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine, 1777, 1737-1809.
Robin Hood fought against looting rulers and returned the loot to those who had been robbed: he was not a champion of need or a provider of the poor.
Paraphrase from Atlas Shrugged
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, British statesman and Prime Minister (1940-1945; 1951-1955) 1874-1965
There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people. Adam Smith
Look to this day For it is life The very life of life. In its brief course lie all The realities and verities of existence The bliss of growth The splendor of action The glory of power For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision. But today, well lived Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day. Sanskrit Proverb
Once one accepts the principle of self-ownership, what’s moral and immoral becomes self-evident. Murder is immoral because it violates private property. Rape and theft are also immoral — they also violate private property. Dr. Walter E. Williams
May 7, 2003, http://www.townhall.com/columnists/walterwilliams/ww20030507.shtml