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Quote of the Day

“Gun control has proved to be a grievous failure, a means of disarming honest
citizens without limiting firepower available to those who prey on the
law-abiding. Attempting to use the legal system to punish the weapon rather
than the person misusing the weapon is similarly doomed to fail.”
— Doug Bandow

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“No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”
~ George Mason

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“The system of banking we have both equally and ever reprobated. I contemplate it as a blot left in all our constitutions, which, if not covered, will end in their destruction, which is already hit by the gamblers in corruption, and is sweeping away in its progress the fortunes and morals of our citizens. Funding I consider as limited, rightfully, to a redemption of the debt within the lives of a majority of the generation contracting it; every generation coming equally, by the laws of the Creator of the world, to the free possession of the earth he made for their subsistence, unincumbered by their predecessors, who, like them, were but tenants for life.”
~ Thomas Jefferson

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“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”
~ Samuel Adams

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“I gave my life for freedom — This I know;
For those who bade me fight had told me so.”
— William Norman Ewer

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“We tell lies when we are afraid… afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.”
— Tad Williams

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“Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind.”
— Austin O’Malley

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“The most common characteristic of all police states
is intimidation by surveillance.
Citizens know they are being watched and overheard.
Their mail is being examined. Their homes can be invaded.”
— Vance Packard

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“Beware of those who would use violence,
too often it is violence they want
and neither truth nor freedom.”
— Louis Lamour

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“I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom. Until we can reestablish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very severe and distinct curtailment of our liberty.”
— Calvin Coolidge