quotes tagged with 'liberty', page 2

It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.

Author: James Cooper, Source: unknownSaved by jr00ck in liberty democracy biggovernment 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The real purpose of the Constitution was the preservation of liberty. It's not the Constitution that gives us our freedom; that comes from the Creator. But if we cherish freedom, the Constitution is needed to keep the power seekers from usurping that freedom and to hold government in check.

Author: Ron Paul, Source: Pocket Constitution - IntroSaved by becomeapc in constitution liberty government freedom god creator check 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The time has come to act. May future generations look back on our work and say that these were men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to the politicians, the opinion-molders, and the establishment, and saved their country.

Author: Ron Paul, Source: UnknownSaved by becomeapc in politics constitution liberty patriotism action politicians 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger."

Author: Ron Paul, Source: unknownSaved by libertyquotes in liberty budget 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Truth is treason in the empire of lies.
From The Revolution: A Manifesto

Author: Ron Paul, Source: The Revolution: A ManifestoSaved by libertyquotes in liberty ronpaul 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The policy of overthrowing or destabilizing every regime our government dislikes is no strategy at all, unless our goal is international chaos and domestic impoverishment.
From The Revolution: A Manifesto

Author: Ron Paul, Source: The Revolution: A ManifestoSaved by libertyquotes in liberty foreignpolicy ronpaul 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Ideas are very important to the shaping of society. In fact, they are more powerful than bombings or armies or guns. And this is because ideas are capable of spreading without limit. They are behind all the choices we make. They can transform the world in a way that governments and armies cannot. Fighting for liberty with ideas makes more sense to me than fighting with guns or politics or political power. With ideas, we can make real change that lasts.
From Liberty Defined: The Fifty Urgent Issues that Affect our Freedom

Author: Ron Paul, Source: Liberty Defined: The Fifty Urgent Issues that Affect our FreedomSaved by tracyann in liberty change ideas ronpaul 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Wars are seldom caused by spontaneous hatreds between people, for peoples in general are too ignorant of one another to have grievances and too indifferent to what goes on beyond their borders to plan conquests. They must be urged to the slaughter by politicians who know how to alarm them.

Author: H. L. Mencken, Source: http://www.libertarianism.org/people/h-l-menckenSaved by libertyquotes in liberty war propaganda oppression enemies political 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. †That is easy. †All you have to do is tell them †they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.

Author: Herman Goering, Source: Nuremberg trials Saved by libertyquotes in liberty war propaganda hitler nazis 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

My dear friends, you are a royal generation. You were preserved to come to the earth in this time for a special purpose. Not just a few of you, but all of you. There are things for each of you to do that no one else can do as well as you. If you do not prepare to do them, they will not be done. Your mission is unique and distinctive for you. Please donít make another have to take your place. He or she canít do it as well as you can. If you will let Him, I testify that our Father in Heaven will walk with you through the journey of life and inspire you to know your special purpose here.

Author: Bishop H. Burke Peterson, Source: New Era Magazine, May 1979Saved by jr00ck in liberty lds lastdays 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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