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|June 19, 2013||
||Vol. 13, No. 169
Words That Men Live By
HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1849)"... government is best which governs least;" and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically.
Claude Frédéric BASTIAT: THE LAWLife, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.
WILLIAM JAMES (1906)The war against war is going to be no holiday excursion or camping party.
WENDELL WILLKIE (1939)The United States stood alone among the great countries in its emphasis upon the rights of the individual. This is no longer true today.
FREDERICK ENGELS (1847) - The Principles of CommunismThe introduction of free competition is thus public declaration that from now on the members of society are unequal only to the extent that their capitals are unequal, that capital is the decisive power, and that therefore the capitalists, the bourgeoisie, have become the first class in society.
We're not preaching Communism here - it is already a part of your life. Doubt us? Read on and deny the TRUTH!
THOMAS PAINE (1776) - Common SenseLittle did Paine realize that his writings would set fire to a movement that had seldom if ever been worked out in the Old World: sovereignty of the people and written constitutions, together with effective checks and balances in government.
JOHN PONET (1556)A short treatise of political power, and of the true obedience which subjects owe to kings and other civil governors, with an exhortation to all true natural English men.
Gov. JOHN WINTHROP (1645)PLYMOUTH COLONY, 1645 - 'Liberty is the proper end and object of authority.'
Gov. EDWARD RAWSON (1676)CHARLESTOWN, Mass., June 20, 1676 - ". ..that the Lord may behold us as a people, offering praise and thereby glorifying Him. .."
JONATHAN EDWARDS (1741)ENFIELD, Conn., July 8, 1741 - 'You are thus, in the hands of an angry God!'
JOHN HANCOCK (1774)BOSTON, Mass., March 5, 1774 - "We fear not death."
PATRICK HENRY (1775)RICHMOND, Va., March 23, 1775 - "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
SAMUEL ADAMS (1776)PHILADELPHIA, Pa., August I, 1776 - ' We have no other alternative than independence.'
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1787)PHILADELPHIA, Pa., 1787 - "The older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment of others."
ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1787)POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., 1787 - 'The states can never lose their powers until the whole people of the United States are robbed of their liberties.'
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (1802)PLYMOUTH, Mass., Dec. 22, 1802 - "Think of your forefathers and of your posterity ."
GOUVERNEUR MORRIS (1804)NEW YORK, New York, July 14, 1804 - "I charge you to protect his fame. It is all that he has left."
Pres. JAMES MONROE (1823)WASHINGTON , D. C., Dec. 2., 1823 - "...we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere, as dangerous to our peace - and safety."
Cong. DANIEL WEBSTER (1825)BOSTON, Mass., June 17, 1825 - "Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered."
EDWARD EVERETT (1826)CHARLESTOWN, Mass., August I, I826 - "The fabric of American freedom . . . may crumble into dust. But the cause in which these our fathers shone is immortal."
Pres. ANDREW JACKSON (1833)WASHINGTON, D. C., March 4, 1833 - "Without union, our independence and liberty would never have been achieved; without union they never can be maintained."
WENDELL PHILLIPS (1837)BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 8, 1837 - "When he fell, civil authority was trampled underfoot."
Sen. JOHN C. CALHOUN (1850)WASHINGTON, D. C., March, 1850 - " ..the greatest and gravest question that ever can come under your consideration: How can the Union be preserved?"
Sen. HENRY CLAY (1850)WASHINGTON, D. C., 1850 - "Let us look to our country and our cause, elevate ourselves to the dignity of pure and disinterested patriots."
Sen. RUFUS CHOATE (1850)BOSTON, Mass., 1850 - 'There are influences that never sleep.'
Sen. CHARLES SUMNER (1856)WASHINGTON, D. C., May, 1856 - "An essential wickedness that makes other public crimes seem like public virtues."
ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1858)SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 16, 1858 - "I believe this government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free."
Sen. STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS (1858)FREEPORT, Ill., 1858 - "Leave the people free to do as they please."
Sen. WILLIAM H. SEWARD (1858)ROCHESTER, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1858 - "The irrepressible conflict."
JOHN BROWN (1859)CHARLES TOWN, Va., Nov. 2, 1859 - "I feel no consciousness of guilt."
Pres. JEFFERSON DAVIS (1861)WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 2, 1861 - "If you will have it thus, we will invoke the God of our fathers."
Pres. ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1865)WASHINGTON, D. C., March 4, 1865 - "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right..."
HENRY WARD BEECHER (1869)PLYMOUTH, Mass., Nov. 18, 1869 - "Hold each other in tr'ue fellowship."
CHARLES W. ELIOT (1877)NEW YORK, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1877 - "You cannot build a university on a sect at all; you must build it upon the nation"
JOSEPH HODGES CHOATE (1880)NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 22, 1880 - "You cannot live without lawyers, and certainly you cannot die without them."
CARL SCHURZ (1881)NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 5, 1881 - "...threatening to disturb the friendliness of an international understanding between the Old World and the New World."
JAMES G. BLAINE (1882)WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 27, 1882 - "He trod the wine-press alone."
HENRY CABOT LODGE, SR. (1888)BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 21, 1888 - "If a man is going to be an American at all let him be so without any qualifying adjectives."
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON (1896)BOSTON, Mass., June, 1896 - "The country demands that every race measure itself by the American standard."
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN (1896)CHICAGO, Ill., 1896 - "You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."
Pres. THEODORE ROOSEVELT (1899)CHICAGO, Ill., April 10, 1899 - "I wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease but the doctrine of the strenuous life."
ROBERT G. INGERSOLL (1899)NEW YORK, 1899 - "Life is a narrow vale between the cold and barren peaks of two eternities."
Gov. ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE (1902)MILWAUKEE, Wis., 1902 - "The right to cast the ballot is regarded as sacred. The right to make the ballot is equally sacred."
Sen. GEORGE GRAHAM VEST (1903)WASHINGTON, D. C., 1903 - "He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince."
JANE ADDAMS (1903)CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 23, 1903 - "....one who has looked through the confusion of the moment and has seen the moral issue involved."
EMMA GOLDMAN (1910)NEW YORK, N.Y., 1910 - "Patriotism - a menace to liberty."
STEPHEN S. WISE (1914)SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 12, 1914 - "Lincoln is become for us the test of human worth."
WILLIAM A. (BILLY) SUNDAY (1914)NEW YORK, N. Y., 1914 - "I like to have a man have a definite experience in religion."
Pres. WOODROW WILSON (1917)WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 21, 1917 - "Only a peace between equals can last."
Pres. WOODROW WILSON (1917)WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2, 1917 - "...we will not choose the path of submission and suffer the most sacred rights of our nation and our people to be ignored and violated."
Pres. WOODROW WILSON (1918)WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 8, 1918 - "The program of the world's peace, therefore, is our program"
EUGENE V. DEBS (1918)CHICAGO, Ill., Sept., 1918 - "I am prepared to receive your sentence."
Pres. WOODROW WILSON (1919)VERSAILLES, France, Jan. 25, 1919 - " ..to make permanent arrangements that justice shall be rendered and peace maintained."
WILLIAM EDGAR BORAH (1919)WASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 19, 1919 - "Peace upon any other basis than national independence. ..is fit only for slaves." (On the League of Nations.)
CLARENCE S. DARROW (1924)CHICAGO, Ill., 1924 - "I am pleading that we overcome cruelty with kindness and hatred with love."
WILL ROGERS (1924)NEW YORK, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1924 - "I am here tonight representing poverty."
RUSSELL H. CONWELL (1925)PHILADELPHIA, Pa., 1925 - "Money is power and you ought to be reasonably ambitious to have it."
WILLIAM GREEN (1925)CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 1925 - ". ..Trade unionism is not a discovery or a formula. It grew and evolved slowly out of the needs of human experience."
ALFRED E. SMITH (1928)OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Sept. 20, 1928 - "I do not want any Catholic in the United States to vote for me because I am a Catholic."
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, Jr. (1931)WASHINGTON, D. C., March 7, 1931 - "Live - I am coming."
Cong. LOUIS T. McFADDEN (1934)Washington, D.C.; May 23, 1934 - Congressman, Louis T. McFadden, brought formal charges here today against the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank system, The Comptroller of the Currency and the Secretary of United States Treasury for numerous criminal acts, including but not limited to, CONSPIRACY, FRAUD, UNLAWFUL CONVERSION, AND TREASON.
GEORGE MASON (1787)Manuscript written on the verso of the Committee of Style draft of the U.S. Constitution by GEORGE MASON (1725-1792) in the Chapin Library, Williams College.
FRANK CHODOROV (1950)The Union, next to our liberty, most dear. - John C. Calhoun The article is from the May 1950 issue of Analysis, vol. VI, no. 7.
EDGAR J. STEELE: Modern Sense (2003)How appropriate that those of us who advocate a return to the ideals of pre-revolutionary America are called "patriots," a word which has taken on as derisive a meaning when mouthed by government agents today as those uttered about our forebears by King George's men during the first American revolution.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1933)WASHINGTON, D.C., March 4, 1933 - “The only thing we have to fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
WILLIAM LYON PHELPS (1933)NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 6, 1933 - “You should own no book that you are afraid to mark up.”
OWEN D. YOUNG (1934)CONWAY, Ark., Nov. 20, 1934 - “You must fuse at white heat the particles of your learning.”
Pres. HERBERT HOOVER (1935)SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 17, 1935 - ”The Bill of Rights“ is the expression of the spirit of men who would be forever free.”
JOHN L. LEWIS (1937)WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 3, 1937 - “Labor, like Israel, has many sorrows.”
WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE (1937)WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 20, 1937 - “This is a middle-class country and the middle class will have its will and way.”
CHARLES EVANS HUGHES (1939)WASHINGTON, D. C., March 4, 1939 - “In the great enterprise of making democracy workable we are all partners.”
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT (1939)LONDON, May, 1939 - "A new integrity of human life.”
WENDELL L. WILLKIE (1940)NATIONAL RADIO ADDRESS, Nov. 11, 1940 - “Our American unity must be forged between the ideas of the opposition and the practices and the policies of the administration.”
Pres. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1940)WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 29, 1940 - “With absolute faith that our common cause will greatly succeed.”
IRVIN S. COBB (1941) NEW YORK, N. Y., 1941 - “The pretty man with the pink clothes on.”
CHARLES A. LINDBERGH (1941)NEW YORK, N. Y., April 23, 1941 - “Those of us who believe in an independent America must band together and organize for strength.”
DOROTHY THOMPSON (1941)TORONTO, Can., May 2, 1941 - “Democracy and freedom face the bitterest of tests.”
HAROLD L. ICKES (1941)NEW YORK, N. Y., May 18, 1941 - “Americans fight joyously in a just cause”
NORMAN THOMAS (1941)NEW YORK, N. Y. June 29, 1941 - “We have better work for our sons to do than to have them die.”
Bishop FULTON J. SHEEN (1941)WASHINGTON, D. C., March 23, 1941 - “A revolution that will change your hearts”
Pres. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1941)WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 8, 1941 - “We are going to win the war and we are going to win the peace that follows.”
Pres. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1942)WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 6, 1942 - “No compromise can end that conflict.”
Gen. GEORGE S. PATTON JR. (1944)England, May 31, 1944 - ”I will be proud to lead you wonderful guys into battle anytime, anywhere.”
Gen. GEORGE S. PATTON, JR. (1944)ON THE AVRANCHES FRONT, France, July 31, 1944 - “Flanks are something for the enemy to worry about.”
BERNARD M. BARUCH (1946)UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, N. Y., June 14, 1946 - “We are here to make a choice between the quick and the dead.”
Gen. GEORGE C. MARSHALL (1947)CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 5, 1947 - “Our policy is not directed against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos.”
Pres. HERBERT HOOVER (1950)NEW YORK, N. Y. April 27, 1950 - I suggest that the United Nations be reorganized without the Communist nations in it.”
WILLIAM FAULKNER (1950)STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 10, 1950 - “I decline to accept the end of man.”
Gen. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (1951)WASHINGTON, D. C., April 19, 1951 - “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”
Mrs. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1952)CHICAGO, Ill., July 23, 1952 - “Without the United Nations our country would walk alone, ruled by fear, instead of confidence and hope.”
Sen. ADLAI E. STEVENSON (1952)CHICAGO, Ill., July 26, 1952 - “The ordeal of the twentieth century….is far from over.”
Pres. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (1953)WASHINGTON, D. C., January 20, 1953 - “History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.”
Rep. JAMES A. TRAFICANT, Jr. (1993)WASHINGTON, D. C., March 17, 1993 - The Bankruptcy of The United States
ROSE WILDER LANE (1943)"The gentlemen who took responsibility for saving the American Revolution were fearful that democracy would end it."
FRANK CHODOROV (1952)"Were the disposition of the current crop of Americans comparable to that of their forbears, a new revolution, to regain the profit of the first one, would be in order."
MARK TWAIN (1901)January 4, 1901 - "A good deal has been said here to-night about what is to be accomplished by organization. That is just the thing. It is because the fiftieth fellow and his pals are organized and the other forty-nine are not that the dirty one rubs it into the clean fellows every time.
CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER (1953)LAKE PLACID, N. Y., June, 1953 - “A toast from the ladies of America…BOTTOMS UP!”
Pres. HARRY S. TRUMAN (1954)NEW YORK, N. Y., May 8, 1954 - “Our government cannot function properly unless the President is master in his own house.”
Pres. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (1956)February 8th, 1956 - ’Special Message to the Congress on Immigration Matters’
J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER (1954)NEW YORK, N. Y., Dec. 26, 1954 - “We know too much for one man to know much.”
WILLIAM F. (BILLY) GRAHAMNEW YORK, 1957 “Learn the lesson of the worm.”
RED JACKET (1805)SENECA, N.Y., 1805 - "You have got our country ...you want to force your religion upon us."
RONALD REAGAN (1964)Los Angeles, California, October 27, 1964 - ” You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth…”
NEAL ROSS (2007)"What has happened to this country? Take a look around and you will see we are far from united nor are we harmonious in regards to so many issues. Abortion, religion, gay rights, immigration, gun control, taxes, the War in Iraq, the role of government, and many other issues divide us."
Pres. ANDREW JACKSON (1832)WASHINGTON,D.C., July 10, 1832 - "The modifications of the existing charter proposed by this act are not such, in my view, as make it consistent with the rights of the States or the liberties of the people."
Senator HILLARY RODHAM CLINTONDENVER, COLORADO, August 26, 2008 - ”It is time to take back the country we love”
President WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTONDENVER, Colorado, August 27, 2008 - "Last night Hillary told us in no uncertain terms that she is going to do everything in her power to elect Barack Obama, that makes two of us -- actually that makes 18 million of us."
Senator JOSEPH ROBINETTE 'JOE' BIDEN, JR.DENVER, Colorado, August 27, 2008 - ”This is our time!”
Senator BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMADENVER, CO, August 28, 2008 - ”America, we are better than these last eight years. We are a better country than this.”
Congressman RON PAULMINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, September 2, 2008 - "I did not want to run people's lives, I did not want to run the economy and I did not want to run the world. I didn't have the authority to do it, and I didn't have the Constitution behind me to do it."
Gov. SARAH LOUISE HEATH PALIN St. Paul, Minnesota, September 2, 2008 - ”I'm not going to Washington to seek their (the media’s) good opinion - I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country.”
Sen. JOHN SIDNEY MCCAIN IIISt. Paul, Minnesota, September 4, 2008 ‘I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else's. I loved it not just for the many comforts of life here. I loved it for its decency; for its faith in the wisdom, justice and goodness of its people. I loved it because it was not just a place, but an idea, a cause worth fighting for.’
PENN JILLETTESeptember 3, 2008 - ‘The last thing we need now is a great leader.’