Sunday, December 30, 2018

Quotes of the Week


Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"It is absolutely bat shit crazy that we feel normal about the most powerful military force in the history of civilization running around the world invading and occupying and bombing and killing, yet are made to feel weird about the possibility of any part of that ending. It is absolutely bat shit crazy that endless war is normalized while the possibility of peace and respecting national sovereignty to any extent is aggressively abnormalized. In a sane world the exact opposite would be true, but in our world this self-evident fact has been obscured. In a sane world anyone who tried to convince you that war is normal would be rejected and shunned, but in our world those people make six million dollars a year reading from a teleprompter on MSNBC."
Caitlin Johnstone

"If congressmen are so upset about leaving Syria, maybe they should have declared war.
If show panelists are so horrified by the market selling off on rising interest rates, maybe they should have said something while the Fed forced rates down.
If Washington is so upset about the government 'shutdown,' wait until we see what happens when nobody wants to fund US debt."
Charles Goyette

"It’s easy to dismiss a problem if its costs seem a distant consequence, like ignoring the fact that the Earth will one day crash into the sun. However, we’re talking about maybe a period of 5-10 years before the U.S. could begin suffering from Arma-debt-on. Everything we know from history and economic analysis says this could be the worst crisis ever faced by the Union. And, since our politicians refuse to do anything about it, the only option for Texas to avoid this doom is to quit the United States. And while saving the U.S. would be great if it could be achieved,  since there is no political will left in D.C. to change things significantly, the only thing remaining is to do it ourselves as our own country, as is our right under the Texas and U.S. constitutions."
Ryan Thorson

"Strip any government of its policing and law enforcement function and no one will comply with the edicts issued by the elected mandarins and in the US, the venal and corrupt executive that lords over the land like an occupying force. Whether it is the land of the free or a Russian gulag or a Chinese labor camp, cops make governments work; they are the sociopathic pointy business end of all collectivist endeavors."
Bill Buppert

"Society does not give in or sanction the crimes of government without impetus. They are constantly pounded with the propaganda of altruism. Altruism is not what you’ve been taught it to be.
Altruism is a selflessness self-denial to the point of literal self-sacrifice for a myth called society. Altruism is the very foundation of statist/socialist propaganda and power that the individual must place his interest including his property beneath the 'need' of the collective (state).
In our time this is called 'in the public interest.' The term 'public interest' always translates into the government interest. Therefore, the army of federal judges and politicians act in the 'public interest'."
Bob Livingston

"The morally grotesque 'social contract' idea is an attempt to erect an altogether new standard of morality, one we would never accept in any other context, in order to validate the state after the fact. It is a twisted effort to show that my actual words and my actual views, all of which indicate my lack of consent, are less important than some mystical 'tacit' consent that nobody can precisely identify."
Tom Woods

"It’s nonsensical to blather about the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave when reality TV and Walmart riots are much closer to the truth. The rot originates with the majority of Americans, of course. Political candidates spend millions to take their pulse in surveys and polls, and then just regurgitate what the public wants to hear. Once a country buys into the idea that a privileged lifestyle is everyone’s minimum due, that country is on the decline. Lobbying and taxation are replacing production and innovation as the national modus vivendi, but parasites can’t sustain prosperity. The wealth that took centuries to produce is not inexhaustible."
Doug Casey

"If the sociopathic establishment can convince us that everything our conscience tells us is wrong, then they can create a world in which their fringe sociopathy becomes the norm. This will obviously lead to catastrophe, but organized evil lives most comfortably in the midst of catastrophe. As long as sociopathic narcissists think they are maintaining their own control over the chaos, they see the end game as justified. The pointlessness of their lives and existence is never considered."
Brandon Smith

"Collectivists believe that what they have is theirs. But they also believe that what you have is theirs and it should be used to fund their pet projects and the leftovers distributed by them to everyone equally, whether they’ve earned it or not. And if you want to keep what you’ve earned for yourself to use as you see fit, then the collectivist believes you’re a thief."
Jay Baker

"As with all government programs, but especially when it comes to military spending, the failure of a program never leads to calls for funding reductions. The Pentagon’s failure to properly account for the trillions of taxpayer dollars shoveled in year after year only means, they say, that we need to send more money! Already they are claiming that with more resources – meaning money – they can fix some of the problems identified by the audit. 
If you subsidize something you get much more of it, and in this case we are subsidizing Pentagon incompetence. Expect much more of it."
Ron Paul

"To say that majorities, as such, have a right to rule minorities, is equivalent to saying that minorities have, and ought to have, no rights, except such as majorities please to allow them."
Lysander Spooner


Thursday, December 27, 2018

US Crimes of the Week

Truthful headlines (and just one week’s worth) offering you more reasons to separate yourselves from The Regime’s madness:


And as usual, they’ll be using outright lies and faulty data to make their demented case.


Even the depraved Lord Obama didn’t have a problem with these.


A mass shooter once used credit cards to buy his weapons. Therefore, these feeble minded Communists believe that YOU (and all other gun owners) will eventually take the same action.


Enjoy reading and listening to the hysterical reactions and comments.


Spending that on border security instead would obviously help reduce the number of parasites… but that just isn’t part of The Regime’s agenda.


The Regime’s war mongers want to be “unpredictable.” They’ve already failed since anyone with half a brain saw this response coming.


Ah, c'mon- Don't be selfish! Send your son to die in Afghanistan so some Muzzie wench can go to school and marry another woman!
Committing human sacrifice to please the DC Regime is worth it, don't you think?..........

Meanwhile, the equally deranged War Wench is still pushing the “fight them over there, so we don’t have to fight them over here” nonsense.


As a matter of fact all sorts of sweet gifts are heading towards The Regime’s Ukrainian Nazi buddies and you pay for it!

Don’t bother looking in your “constitution” for the authorization to do this, because it’s not there.


Displaying bad manners as a guest has been a common Regime trait for some time now.

But I guess it’s not as bad as their standard rude behavior- invasion, followed by raping and pillaging.


These geniuses left them off at a bus station but failed to provide tickets taking them back to their third world shithole!

This has given opportunity to a local, loudmouthed, loyalist, communist to present himself as a Christ figure.


The Emperor has yet to start his much ballyhooed “withdrawal.”

Apparently, there is still more killin’ to be done.


“We” haven’t spent enough until all parasites are fed and the world is full of unicorns and fairy dust.

Exposed- Regime Goons Have Protected War Criminal for Years

It’s amazing to me how her long list of crimes continue to be exposed, yet she walks (or stumbles) free.

Why remain a suffering subject? Why do you need a “US?”

Secession, anyone?


Sunday, December 23, 2018

Quotes of the Week


Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"Robin Hood’s qualm was with tyranny, not wealth.  
He detested arbitrary power and oppression, not income inequality.  
And, finally, he did it for the thrill, not to be an overinflated, virtue
signaller.  
He was more indignant than he was a soapbox yodeller."
Chris Campbell

"Identity Politics is based on the accusation that the white male is a racist and a misogynist. This is inconsistent with the belief that Washington, totally in the hands of white males, chose to fight a bloody civil war in order to bring human rights to black slaves. If white males are this idealistic and willing to make such a sacrifice for blacks, how is it that the white males are racists?"
Paul Craig Roberts

"Political elites are primarily, and sometimes exclusively, composed of sociopaths. It’s not just that they aren’t normal human beings. They’re barely even human, a separate subspecies, differentiated by their psychological qualities. A normal human can mate with them spiritually and psychologically about as fruitfully as a modern human could mate physically with a Neanderthal; it can be done, but the results will be problematical."
Doug Casey

"The US Secretary of State has demanded that Iran 'act like a normal country' or the US would continue its pressure until Iran’s economy crumbles. How twisted is US foreign policy that Washington considers it 'normal' to impose sanctions specifically designed to make life miserable – or worse – for civilians!
Is it normal to threaten millions of people with starvation if their leaders refuse to bow down to US demands? Is the neoconservative obsession with regime change 'normal' behavior? Is training and arming al-Qaeda in Syria to overthrow Assad 'normal' behavior? If so, then perhaps Washington’s neocons have a point. As Iran is not imposing sanctions, is not invading its neighbors, is not threatening to starve millions of Americans unless Washington is 'regime-changed,' perhaps Iran is not acting 'normal.'
So what is normal?"
Ron Paul

"Whenever we undertake any significant endeavor -- buying a house, for example -- we fill out countless forms spelling out exactly what we are agreeing to and indicating our express consent.
No one buys or sells a car, or offers or accepts employment, on the basis of 'tacit' agreement. Everything is explicit and clearly spelled out.
And yet government, which can seize arbitrary portions of our income and even send us to our deaths in its wars, simply declares our consent to its rule -- on the basis of 'tacit consent,' another way of saying we haven't actually consented at all.
Where did this odd approach -- one we would be horrified by in any other aspect of life -- come from?"
Tom Woods

"Some extraordinary persons will always rekindle the light of freedom. Even if these suppressed should not know freedom as a reality, they can imagine it and feel the spirit of liberty. These human beings, although robbed of their freedom, know that it does exist. Isolated from each other, each of them is lost in his own spiritual world, yet when he or she gets the means to communicate with one another, the end of tyranny has come."
Antony P. Mueller

"Since the basis for this groupthink paradigm begins at an early age, it is imperative that any solution sought to remedy this psychotic collective mentality should begin by abolishing compulsory schooling. A daunting task indeed, but necessary if individual intelligence, common morality, and entrepreneurial spirit are to be restored. There is genius in the free individual but only ignorance in the collective mind.
When individualism is replaced by collectivism, sanity and intelligence are sacrificed for false safety and chaotic ignorance. What remains is emptiness and slavery."
Gary D. Barnett

"Like the 'one ring' in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, many people think that in the right hands, their hands, government can be used for good. But the power of government corrupts, and those with honorable intentions inevitably lose their moral compass. Establishment elites, organized narcissistic sociopaths, pass the one ring from one side of the political spectrum to the other. They then sit back and watch as it putrifies and corrupts the souls of the participants. Whether left or right, each side thinks they have the power to change the world when they control government. The reality is they have no power, and only the elites benefit."
Brandon Smith

"Capitol Hill has become one vast congressional clip-joint, where members 'service' their constituents the way a second-story man 'services' a luxury condo. This lies at the root of every economic ill plaguing the country — Wall Street bailouts, massive foreign and domestic debt, Pentagon plunder — the list could go on and on.
Because of this thievery, your income is 60 percent of what it should be. The other 40 percent is forcibly taken by politicians and given to tax-consuming special interests. The parasitical profiteers return some of the ill-gotten gains to their benefactors in the form of campaign contributions, gifts or fees.
Here is how the ruse works in detail: Politicians allocate (steal) taxpayer funds for programs under the guise of alleviating the plight of the poor, the homeless, the sick, the elderly and the unemployed, and serving the 'public interest” or “national security.' Yet it is not the mother’s milk of human kindness and compassion which lubricates the intricate gears of political machinery. It is the snake oil of expediency."
Charles Burris


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

US Crimes of the Week (Two Week Edition)

Truthful headlines (and just one week’s worth) offering you more reasons to separate yourselves from The Regime’s madness:


On the seas, on land, and in the air.


They’re still using the vacant, discredited threat of “the ‘terrorists’ will follow us home.”


Somehow, the lowest unemployment rate (if accurate) in fifty years shows a “strained” economy.


The already filthy rich war whores loudly applaud.


He claims the idea of such a vote is “based on a faulty premise.”


But as usual, they still spent billions more than they brought in.


They won’t even back stronger work requirements for these spongers.


They may need it to power their “swarming drones.”  The literature refers to taking it “from the enemy,” offering an image of some foreign enemy. But we all know that enemy in the future may very well be you, when such technology is used to pacify any uprising by The Empire’s tax slaves.


Consider it job security for the aforementioned war whores.

Face it, you're tired of Afghanistan. Time to find another country to turn into complete rubble.


Don’t worry, only “extremists” were killed.

And you can now sleep better knowing that DC is busy protecting the Somali government.

Aren’t you glad?


Consider it bribe money to potential, future invaders. My estimate is that sharp shooters and minefields at the border would be much more cost efficient.


Not to worry or be concerned- it was a simple “error in accounting” and your DC rulers are working hard to get your money back…..

Why remain a suffering subject? Why do you need a “US?”

Secession, anyone?


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Quotes of the Week


Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"While both Democrats and Republicans try to talk-up the positives of this election, and while we prepare for the disfunction of the next two years, there is no better time for the states to finally accept that the Union, as it currently operates, doesn’t really work and is not likely to begin doing so in the near future. Instead of preserving the continuity of a government that protects the life, Liberty, and property of its citizens, it alternates between growing radical governance and a slightly moderating opposition that constantly acquiesces to the new-normal as defined by their opponents. And whereas Texas consistently chooses to uphold the values of the founders, enough of the other states choose the values of Marx and other progressives to keep the Union on the razor’s edge of insolvency and social chaos. And since the GOP is only semi-effective in resisting the growing assimilation of Marxist ideas into the federal government, maybe it’s time Texas run its own affairs, according to the will of Texans. If the U.S. is destined to hobble down the road to red-ruin (as seems likely), then maybe now is a good time to amicably part ways and continue down the path of fiscal responsibility, Liberty, and restrained governmental power. Sadly, the road we’re currently taking doesn’t get any better from here."
Ryan Thorson

"Socialism and its evil twin, democratic socialism, are disguised systems of stealing the wealth and production of the producers of wealth with spurious laws under the legitimacy of the vote. Stealing or taking from producers and transferring it to nonproducers is very sophisticated and concealed class warfare. It is a philosophy of envy, racism, weakness, ineptitude and collectivism. It is groupism, the hidden strategy to get the masses to give their minds over to the state."
Bob Livingston

"Collectivism is nurtured and grows out of group ideology. These ideological transgressions provide the easier way, and human nature is attracted to this concept of false security and laziness. Ideological thought is normally very attractive to specific social situations, and therefore is sought by large numbers of people banding together in society. Once these large numbers of people accept the group ideology, a disease of sorts is established. Ignorance and malevolent behavior are the result of this sickness. This disease affects the souls of the masses involved, and the masses are the creators of the state. In other words, the state is a product of those who create it out of loyalty to the group, and the ensuing destruction is collectively endorsed. Whether this consent of the group is implied or explicit matters not, as the consequences remain the same."
Gary D. Barnett

"That all political questions are property issues is too blunt a proposition for those who like to delude themselves with the idea that the American political system is premised on the protection of private property. For this reason, the state’s intrusions upon 'property' are kept hidden behind such phrases as 'environmentalism,' 'pollution,' 'women’s rights,' 'waste disposal,' 'war on drugs,' 'mandatory vaccinations,' 'children’s rights,' 'climate change,' and numerous other programs that transfer decision-making from owners to government officials."
Butler Shaffer

"Preserving the right to free speech is vital to preserving liberty. All who value freedom should fight efforts to outlaw 'hate speech.' 'Hate speech' laws may initially be used to target bigoted and other truly hateful speech, but eventually they will be used to silence all critics of the welfare-warfare state and the authoritarian philosophies that justify omnipotent government. To paraphrase Ludwig von Misses, libertarians must fight hate speech—including the hate speech emanating from Washington, D.C.— with the 'ideas of the mind'."
Ron Paul

"One of the great lies about American politics is that Republicans genuinely subscribe to a substantial set of core convictions that make the GOP different from Democrats.
Day by day, their meaningless stands on cosmetic diversionary issues such as immigration, same-sex marriage, or the 'war on drugs' have merged until little distinction remains. They are now but factions in the one true political party in America — the Incumbent Party. Despite all posturing and pretense, their only real dispute concerns whose clients will get the loot. . . and whose the bill."
Charles Burris

"It is not necessary to confront the tyrant. What needs to be done is removing the foundation of tyranny. Tyranny does not rest on force but on submission. To get rid of the tyranny, people must stop their voluntary servitude. It is not the tyrant who puts himself into his position and stays in it but the people who submit to him. It is the people who feed the monster. People must stop to offer sacrifices, devotion, and idolatry, and the tyrant will fall on his own."
Antony P. Mueller

"One might suggest that all ballots offer an 'abstain' or 'none of the above' option. Even if no further steps were taken — such as requiring a run-off in cases where 'abstain' won the a majority — the option of voting against everyone could do wonders to illustrate the lack of legitimacy that political candidates truly have. This of course, is how we ought to interpret the vote of every eligible voter who prefers to not vote at all. Every non-vote is essentially a none-of-the-above vote, and many people choose to express their opposition to the candidates in this way."
Ryan McMaken


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Quotes of the Week


Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"What do McCain, Bush 41, and Lincoln have in common? Their corpses were all used as political propaganda props by deep state operatives in well-choreographed show-funerals.
How touching that Bush 41’s casket sat atop the same platform as Lincoln’s in D.C., preserved all these years by the deep state, and that the casket made its way to the cemetery by slow-moving train, just like Lincoln’s."
Tom DiLorenzo

"A president is not a king. He’s certainly not a saint. Calling a former president 'President' for lif'e, giving his wife a title and a staff, building a temple ('presidential library') in his honor, calling on his acquaintances/retainers to lionize him in the media for days, allowing pilgrims to file past his coffin, etc., are not republican traditions. Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe… the people who created this country would have been disgusted by this celebration/worship of even the most unsuccessful of these people. Enough already."
Kevin R. Gutzman

"If we’re going to harken back to any time, let’s harken back to a time when presidents weren’t imperial, all-powerful rulers. A time when shrines weren’t built in their honor like for the pharaohs. A time when they weren’t worshipped like saints with wall-to-wall media coverage and national days of mourning."
Bob Livingston

"The na├»ve sentiment that bringing businessmen into government – in the expectation that their decisions will foster the general profitability of marketplace participants – continues to be voiced. That such practices enhance the allures of 'crony-capitalism,' is the most that can be said for them. But when, under political systems, control is severed from ownership, bankruptcies and other dislocations are likely to occur, as is the likelihood for the collapse of civilizations, whose vibrancies depend upon what one noted historian called 'creative power in the souls of creative people.' It is only when individuals are at liberty to act on their authority in the world – a condition dependent upon the private ownership of some part of that world – that such creative energies are released."
Butler Shaffer

"This is not the Union that Texans agreed to join in 1845. It’s not even the Union our fathers and their fathers knew. It’s akin to joining a Christian church and watching it, over time, fundamentally change its doctrine to venerate Lucifer, the Eucharist being substituted for human sacrifice. This is not a doctrinal shift. It is a monstrous mutation. Far from being the idealized 'land of milk and honey,' it has become the 'land of bilking money'."
Daniel Miller

"In order to end the tyranny of the State, people must stop accepting servitude. They need not take anything away from the tyrant, but they must stop yielding to the power. To get out of tyranny, human beings do not need to change the essence of their nature. They have to shed off what hinders individual advancement. When the tyrant does no longer receive obedience and people do no longer obey his orders, the ruler stands naked, without power and is disarmed of the instruments of his dominance."
Antony P. Mueller

"The biggest myth in politics is that political parties are in business solely to win elections. These criminal cartels are in business to maintain their networks of crony corruption, patronage, and payoff which are their reasons for being. The National Security State, driven by the imperial presidency, an acquiescent congress and a complacent federal judiciary, has destroyed the American Republic. Their parasitic welfare-warfare state, enabled by the Fed, fosters and promotes the profligacy and dependency which is at the root of this destructive process."
Charles Burris

"We've been told since fourth grade that decentralization is for hicks, losers, and 'racists,' and that human progress demands that 320 million people be ruled from a single city.
The result is what we have now: a society in which everything from pronouns to chicken sandwiches is political."
Tom Woods

"Federalism and subsidiarity, applied with increasing intensity, are the non-violent path forward. Insistence on universalism, decided by a slight majority and applied top-down from DC, will fail here at home in the same way — and for the same reason — nation-building fails abroad."
Jeff Deist

"Most of the people that get Nobels in Economics, Peace, or Literature are actually enemies of humanity. Or, at best, undeserving. They gave Barack Obama a Peace Prize when he was president. What was the possible reasoning for that? Perhaps they’ll also give him one for Literature when he has a ghost write his memoirs, and one for both Economics and Medicine when ObamaCare collapses the economy…"
Doug Casey

"Local residents in Philadelphia could have barred the doors of the building the Founding Lawyers were plotting their coup in 1787 and started a bonfire for liberty. Aaron Burr could have shot Alexander Hamilton before the Constitutional ink dried, George Washington’s considerable corpse could have had its knees to the breeze decorating a tree at the end of a hemp rope in Pennsylvania during the Whiskey Rebellion and on and on.
But these are acts of violence! No, these are acts of self-defense.
Refusing concession to the fetid results of a government-sponsored plebiscite is an act of self-defense. I know we all hear the empirical rubbish of the implied social contract and other such paranormal nonsense. As Lysander Spooner would say today, I didn’t sign shit. I looked through all my legal paperwork in the house and failed to find any document that proves the government owns me and directs me as they wish that I agreed to."
Bill Buppert


Thursday, December 6, 2018

US Crimes of the Week

Truthful headlines (and just one week’s worth) offering you more reasons to separate yourselves from The Regime’s madness:


Even Regime Gangsters are no longer buying the anti-Iran hysteria- at least the ones that aren’t in the pockets of the Saudis.


The Emperor is listening to “the experts” who say sacrificing children is necessary for the health of the empire.


The checks are drawn against your account to cover up his protectionist, economic crimes.


According to DC, they are “terrorists” and worthy of a pending prick wave.


The empire sees all other countries as either conquered or soon to be conquered.


I can’t wait to see all the nasty side effects.


They spent six hours looking for information to discredit him and protect the Clinton Crime Family.


Remember that the next time you pay your tax bill and the next time a “caravan” comes calling.


If you were looking for a check in the mail, paying you for your hard and productive labor, you didn't get it on Wednesday. You can mourn the deprivation of your mail as well as "mourn" for the deceased war criminal.

So an “ex-President” dies and the rational response is to close down mail service? How are the two connected?

Can you imagine a private company copying this idiocy? An ex-director of the company dies, so the company shuts down operations and gives everyone the day off...with pay. Their competitors (and most of the world) would laugh at them.

And this death is now inspiring the previously mentioned Regime Goon to hype a new, New World Order.


Why remain a suffering subject? Why do you need a “US?”

Secession, anyone?


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Quotes of the Week


Enlightened insights taken from the past week’s reading:

"Of America’s most populous states — California, Texas, Florida and New York — the first two are already minority-majority [non-white] and the latter two are not far behind.
Yet the gaps between Asian and white Americans, and Hispanic and African-Americans — in income and wealth, crime rates and incarceration rates, test scores and academic achievements — are dramatic and are seemingly enduring."
Pat Buchanan

"The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."
Friedrich Nietzsche

"Look, nation-states are criminal enterprises dressed up to resemble legitimate storefronts with colored rags blowing in the breeze, bad music crackling on the loudspeaker and splendidly dressed psychopaths singing the odious song of their conquests, promises and future greatness. You’ll note the greatness is usually cloaked in a sacrifice that the violence brokers themselves never dirty themselves with. Your attendance in government schools was nothing more than a finishing process to make sure you as slave people think you’re free."
Bill Buppert

"There are those who believe that Texas should 'Stick it out' and work to fix the federal government. Like small children who weep and wail at the suggestion of throwing out the remaining tatters of their safety blanket, the offer solutions that ignore reality."
Daniel Miller

"We don’t have a War Department anymore. That would be too honest. It’s called the Defense Department, but it doesn’t defend the U.S. Actually, it draws in trouble and danger to the U.S. They should call it the Opposite of Defense Department, because it’s actually the biggest single existential danger to the U.S. Entirely apart from the fact that, fiscally, it’s going to bankrupt the U.S.
A generation from now—assuming they don’t start World War III, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Seventh Fleet rotting at the dock like an Argentine destroyer, or like the Soviet Navy 20 years ago. But in the meantime, don’t call it the Defense Department. It doesn’t defend anything."
Doug Casey

"The gift of freedom is humankind’s natural possession. It does not require justification or elaboration. All it takes is to reclaim one’s freedom. Liberty is not a right but a choice. If it were a right, it could be taken away the same way that it was given. Yet freedom is not a right but a part of human nature."
Antony P. Mueller

"Always remember that personal freedom is inversely proportional to governmental freedom. In other words, in whatever interest or matters one chooses not to self-govern, others will govern for you. But individuals are often happy to relinquish this responsibility for themselves in order to seem altruistic. It might even make them feel patriotic.  What they don’t realize is that they are making a terrifying trade-off. Once an individual sacrifices himself to the collective, the collective can then sacrifice the individual to further its own ends."
Bob Livingston

"The individual is being replaced by the worship of community. This is a basic tenet of Communism. The basis of this country’s political system, as is the case with all political systems, is that the group or mob is more important than the individual. Once the individual is destroyed, nothing of value remains. Freedom is impossible to achieve or hold when the group has power over the individual. Critical thinking disappears."
Gary D, Barnett

"We must make Texas great again, reclaiming all of the ill-used sovereignty we invested in Washington and seize our own destiny as Texans, just as our Texian fore-fathers did. We no longer have any choice, for this is certain: if we continue as we have, focusing on a federal solution when none is likely to come, then the only consolation we will have is that we all went down together. Whatever the rest of the Union decides for itself, Texas can do better. We may not be able to take back America, but we can take back Texas."
Ryan Thorson

"Ironically neoconservatives and other right-wing authoritarians are among the biggest purveyors of real 'hate speech.' What could possibly be more hateful than speech advocating perpetual war? Cultural Marxists are also guilty of hate speech with their calls for both government and private violence against political opponents, and for the use of government force to redistribute property. Just about the only individuals advocating a political philosophy not based on hate are those libertarians who consistently advance the non-aggression principle."
Ron Paul

"Government commands no resources of its own. 
Before it can lay out one slender dime for guns, butter or circuses, it must first draw upon two pools of resources — taxes or credit. 
Absent these revenue sources, government lacks all force.
It is a cat without claws, a shark without teeth, a cop without a nightstick.
Government seizes its dollar in tax by sticking a gun in the citizen’s ribs. 
But the same circumstances obtain with a dollar the government borrows. It is merely a robbery delayed, a theft at one remove.
It is true, the dollar borrowed appears more benign than the dollar taxed. 
The government does not directly assault the citizen. It rather appears before the credit markets with an empty hat, requesting money.
But do not forget, the borrowed dollar must be repaid — with interest.
Who stands behind the government’s promise to repay? And what stands behind him with a gun in its hand?
The citizen once again must raise his hands… and surrender his dollar to service the debt. 
That is, he pays now in taxes or he pays later in taxes. 
Either way... he pays."
Brian Maher

"Trying to explain economics to progressives is like trying to explain how a satellite orbits the planet to a flat-earth believer."
William Anderson