Are you fed up with all this talk about the redistribution schemes of government "investments"? Are you fed up with Obama's empty-headed rhetoric about the evil rich? You should be! Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience. —John Locke, 1690 Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning, but without understanding. —Justice Louis Brandeis,1928 The most daunting challenges facing this nation are not its fiscal and economic woes, but the growing cancer of self-imposed ignorance and bootlick subservience to the statist rhetoric of class warfare. —Michael David Rawlings In the general course of human nature, a power over man's substance amounts to a power over his will. —Alexander Hamilton To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father's has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association--the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it. —Thomas Jefferson Whoever claims the right to redistribute the wealth produced by others is claiming the right to treat human beings as chattel. —Ayn Rand Government has no other end but the preservation of property. —John Locke Private property is the most important guarantee of freedom. —Friedrich August Hayek They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. —Benjamin Franklin Whenever the Legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or reduce them to slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people. —John Locke The only things that prevent a world of plenty as they produce a world of hurt are bloated, corrupt governments and the thieves who run them. —Michael David Rawlings The attempt to make heaven on earth invariably produces hell. —Karl Popper If we become a people who are willing to give up our money and our freedom in exchange for rhetoric and promises, then nothing can save us. —Thomas Sowell Progressivism's big lie is progressivism itself. Progressivism is crony capitalism. It's the collusion of big government and big business to repress the working poor, the middleclass and small business, a fact that flies right over the heads of the drooling idiots of Occupy Wall Street. —M. D. Rawlings If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too. —Somerset Maugham Against us are . . . all timid men who prefer the calm of despotism to the boisterous sea of liberty. —Thomas Jefferson A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one! —Alexander Hamilton Those who profess to favor freedom, yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. —Frederick Douglass In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all—security, comfort, and freedom. When . . . the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free. —Sir Edward Gibbon A free society cannot work unless people take charge of their lives and assume responsibility for their actions. —Jim Powell What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else. —Tom Clancy We've witnessed a fire sale of American liberties at bargain basement prices, in return for the false promise of more security. . . . The America being designed right now won't resemble the America we've been defending. . . . The danger isn't that Big Brother may storm the castle gates. The danger is that Americans don't realize that he is already inside the castle walls. —Wayne LaPierre Let us rid ourselves of this damn fool in November!