Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Whole Batch Of 'Nicely Saids'..................

The people have always some champion
whom they set over them and nurse into greatness…
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs,
when he first appears he is a protector.
– Plato
(429-347 BC)
Source: The Republic
Nothing whatever but the constitutional law, the political
structure, of these United States protects any American from
arbitrary seizure of his property and his person, from the
Gestapo and the Storm Troops, from the concentration camp, the
torture chamber, the revolver at the back of his neck in a
– Rose Wilder Lane
There are two kinds of people, those who work for a living and those who VOTE for a living.– H.L. Mencken, responding to the New Deal
How does something immoral, when done privately, become moral when it is done collectively? Furthermore, does legality establish morality? Slavery was legal; apartheid is legal; Stalinist, Nazi, and Maoist urges were legal. Clearly, the fact of legality does not justify these crimes. Legality, alone, cannot be the talisman of moral people.– Walter E. Williams
(1936- ) Columnist, Professor of Economics at George Mason University
Source: All It Takes Is Guts

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