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Is it not apparent that it is impossible for government to "create" rights in one person or group without destroying the rights of another? When it gives special privileges to one it must deny them to someone else. This result is unavoidable because when government creates a "right" in one person, it must at the same time create a "duty" in someone else. A right is without any substance unless there is someone against whom it can be enforced. But the one against whom it is enforced is saddled with a duty he did not formerly owe. The law compels him to do something or refrain from doing something and punishes him if he refuses. But you cannot compel a person against his will, nor can you punish him, without taking from him either his right to life, his right to liberty or his right to property. Thus the law has destroyed his rights in attempting to create "rights" in someone else.
Author: H. Verlan Andersen, Source: http://inspiredconstitution.org/mbfs/chapter_13.htmlSaved by RobAlexander in liberty government rights duty 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes..., known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.... No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

Author: James Madison, Source: Political Observations, 1795Saved by RobAlexander in liberty war jamesmadison foreignpolicy 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I have sworn upon the alter of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: The Jefferson MemorialSaved by RobAlexander in liberty tyranny thomasjefferson 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

How can the "Dream" survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate.

Author: Alveda King, Source: http://www.claremont.org/blogs/blogid.4365/blog_detail.aspSaved by RobAlexander in liberty life abortion slave murder 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

America should have minded her own business and stayed out of the World War. If you hadn’t entered the war the Allies would have made peace with Germany in the Spring of 1917. Had we made peace then there would have been no collapse in Russia followed by Communism, no breakdown in Italy followed by Fascism, and Germany would not have signed the Versailles Treaty, which has enthroned Nazism in Germany. If America had stayed out of the war, all these ‘isms’ wouldn’t to-day be sweeping the continent of Europe and breaking down parliamentary government, and if England had made peace early in 1917, it would have saved over one million British, French, American, and other lives.

Author: Winston Churchill, Source: Military History of the Western World by J.F.C. FullerSaved by RobAlexander in war history foreignpolicy worldwari 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The turn will come when we entrust the conduct of our affairs to the men who understand that their first duty as public officials is to divest themselves of the power that they have been given. It will come when Americans, in hundreds of communities throughout the nation, decide to put the man in office who is pledged to enforce the Constitution and restore the Republic. Who will proclaim in a campaign speech: 'I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel the old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed in their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is “needed” before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents’ “interests,” I shall reply that I was informed their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can.'
Author: Barry Goldwater, Source: The Conscience of a Conservative, 1960: Victor Publishing Company, Shepherdsville, Ky., p. 17Saved by RobAlexander in politics constitution government BarryGoldwater 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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