Category Archives: Quotations Freedom

If the function of this Court is to be essentially no different …

If the function of this Court is to be essentially no different from that of a legislature, if the considerations governing constitutional construction are to be substantially those that underlie legislation, then indeed judges should not have life tenure and they should be made directly responsible to the electorate. Felix Frankfurter
Graves v. New York , 306 US 466 (1939) Ã

Here in its spectacular glory is the magnificent result of 70 years …

Here in its spectacular glory is the magnificent result of 70 years of the welfare state of the federal war on poverty. Tens of thousands of people [of New Orleans] lacking sufficient money to enable them to escape oncoming disaster for just a few days, dependent on the federal government for their salvation, desperately waiting for federal officials to deliver food and water to them, and to pick them up and deliver them to government – run refugee centers around the nation. Jacob Hornberger
September 2005

[T]he peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race . . . those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprivedvof the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error. John Stuart Mill
1869

The Clinton Administration’s health care plan is a large down payment …

The Clinton Administration’s health care plan is a large down payment on socialism, with future installments certain to be larger than advertised, whether measured in money or in lost freedom to make our own decisions about medical care that are literally questions of life and death. Thomas Sowell
Dr. Thomas Sowell, Forbes, January 17, 1994, (1930- ) American writer, scholar and economist, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute,Stanford, California