Gun registration is not enough.
Former Attorney General, December 10, 1993
We have confused the free with the free and easy.
The paradox is only a conflict between reality and your feeling of what reality ought to be. Richard Feynman
Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties: 1) Those who fear and distrust the people . . . . 2) Those who identify themselves with thepeople, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe . . . depository of the public interest. Thomas Jefferson
If a conservative order is indeed to return, we ought to know the tradition which is attached to it, so that we may rebuild society; if it is not to be restored, still we ought to understand conservative ideas so that we may rake from the ashes what scorched fragments of civilization escape the conflagration of unchecked will and appetite. Russell Kirk
The Conservative Mind (1953)
The views of other nations, however enlightened the justices of this court may think them to be, cannot be imposed upon Americans through the Constitution. Antonin Scalia
Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Clarence Thomas joining in his dissent.
‘My country right or wrong’ is like saying ‘my mother drunk or sober’ G.K.Chesterton
Are you seriously suggesting we rely on the same government that confiscates 40% of your earnings to simultaneously subsidize tobacco farmers, subsidize cancer research, violate cigarette companies’ free speech rights, extort revenues from those companies’ cigarette sales, prohibit you from smoking those cigarettes on your own property, yet buy those same cigarettes for sale to juvenile prisoners in government facilities you also paid for? Are you kidding? Tom Isenberg
Tom Isenberg of Microsoft (although not speaking for them)
A sure sign of a genius is that all of the dunces are in a confederacy against him. Frank Lloyd Wright
This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.
Western Union, internal memo, 1876