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Every generation needs a new revolution. T.Jefferson

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A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.

I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson

••••Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people. •••

Thomas Jefferson

“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”
Edward Abbey quote


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Feb 9 @ 1:46PM  
more carlin

Feb 9 @ 2:18PM  
We went to war once for a 3% tax on tea.

I lost 33% of my paycheck just on FEDERAL tax this week.....

Don't get me started

Feb 9 @ 3:02PM  
For three percent you got tea.
For 33 percent you get much more.

Feb 9 @ 3:20PM  
Revolution? join Anonymous. There's already a movement.

Feb 9 @ 4:18PM  
We went to war once for a 3% tax on tea.

We went to war for more then that.. starters central banking systems that lend money to governments.. such as the federal reserve which by the way is neither federal nor a reserve of anything Though taxes were an issue.

Feb 9 @ 4:21PM  
Revolution? join Anonymous.

They are legion.They do not forgive.They do not forget. But isn't that something against Scientology? I don't think they would take on the gov't...they aren't that retarded.

Feb 10 @ 9:48PM  
The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.
God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
it is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
Joseph Jouber

There will never be a really free and
enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual
as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and
authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.

All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to
refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its
tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable.

Those who, while they disapprove of the character
and measures of a government, yield to it their allegiance and
support are undoubtedly its most conscientious supporters, and so
frequently the most serious obstacles to reform.

Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we
endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or
shall we transgress them at once? Men generally, under such a
government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have
persuaded the majority to alter them. They think that, if they
should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil. But it is
the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the
evil. It makes it worse. Why is it not more apt to anticipate and
provide for reform? Why does it not cherish its wise minority? Why
does it cry and resist before it is hurt? Why does it not encourage
its citizens to be on the alert to point out its faults, and do
better than it would have them?

A minority is
powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a
minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole
weight. If the alternative is to keep all just men in prison, or
give up war and slavery, the State will not hesitate which to
choose. If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this
year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be
to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed
innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable
revolution, if any such is possible

Thus the State never intentionally confronts a man's sense,
intellectual or moral, but only his body, his senses. It is not
armed with superior wit or honesty, but with superior physical
strength. I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own
fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.

When I meet a government which says to me, "Your
money or your life," why should I be in haste to give it my money?
It may be in a great strait, and not know what to do: I cannot help
that. It must help itself; do as I do. It is not worth the while
to snivel about it. I am not responsible for the successful working
of the machinery of society. I am not the son of the engineer. I
perceive that, when an acorn and a chestnut fall side by side, the
one does not remain inert to make way for the other, but both obey
their own laws, and spring and grow and flourish as best they can,
till one, perchance, overshadows and destroys the other. If a plant
cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.

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