Collectivism doesn’t work because it’s based on a faulty economicpremise. There is no such thing as a person’s ‘fair share’ of wealth. The gross national product is not a pizza that must be carefully divided becauseif I get too many slices, you have to eat the box. The economy is expandable and, in any practical sense, limitless. P.J. O’Rourke
[T]here is true evil. People who don’t think that the Devil walks this earth have not seen the things I’ve see. I know through experiences that there are people out there who believe that they have the right to do whatever they like to whomever they choose….These people are not insane. They’re as sane as you and me. But they don’t live by the rules of any moral code, at least not one within human society. They are so incredibly selfish that they live only by their own rules. And these people are horribly, horribly evil. Dr. Wright
in Tears of Rage, John Walsh, on the killer of Adam Walsh
a form of insanity . . . which will one day disappear from the earth. Ronald Reagan
On communism, in a 1975 radio broadcast
[T]hat in the new government, as in the old, the general [i.e., federal] powers are limited; and that the States, in all unenumerated cases, are left in the enjoyment of their sovereign and independent jurisdiction. James Madison
Federalist No. 40
In a civilized and cultivated country, wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen. Theodore Roosevelt
(26th President of the United States, 1858-1919)
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’a then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh
Under that provision no state can deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. The right to purchase or to sell labor is part of the liberty protected by this amendment, unless there are circumstances which exclude the right. US Supreme Court
Lochner v New York, 98 U.S. 45 (1905)
Power concedes nothing without a demand. EIt never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injusticeand wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress. Frederick Douglass
True wealth gives you freedom.
When you lose a friend you have an overpowering desire to go back home and yell in everybody’s ear, ‘This guy was killed fighting for you.’ Don’t forget him – ever. Keep him in your mind when you wake up in the morning and when you go to bed at night. Don’t think of him as a statistic which changes 38,788 casualties to 38,789. Think of him as a guy who wanted to live every bit as much as you do. Bill Mauldin
During World War II.