Even More Quotes #4

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“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” – Frederic Bastiat

Being politically correct means saying what’s polite rather than what’s accurate. I like to be accurate. Robert Kiyosaki

“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil”. – Thomas Mann

“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right.” Tom Paine, 1737-1809.

“Although we give lip service to the notion of freedom, we know that government is no longer the servant of the people but, at last, has become the people’s master. We have stood by like timid sheep while the wolf killed — first the weak, then the strays, then those on the outer edges of the flock, until at last the entire flock belonged to the wolf.” – Gerry Spence – Lawyer and author – Source: From Freedom To Slavery

“Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.” — Adolf Hitler

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” — Harry S. Truman – (1884-1972), 33rd US President

“Material abundance without character is the path of destruction.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people” – John Adams – Second President – 1797 – 1801

“Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell.” – U.S. Supreme CourtJustice Hugo Black on U.S. 713 New York Times Co. v.. United States

“The dissenter is every human being at those times of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.” — Archibald Macleish – (1892-1982) Assistant Secretary of State under Franklin Roosevelt – Source: 4 December 1937

“When we tolerate what we know to be wrong–when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened–when we fail to speak up and speak out–we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice”. – Robert Francis Kennedy

“Let them call me a rebel and I welcome it; I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of demons should I make a whore of my soul”. – Thomas Paine

“But even if we act to erase material poverty, there is another greater task, it is to confront the poverty of satisfaction – purpose and dignity – that afflicts us all. Too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. ” – Robert F. Kennedy

“The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.” — Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi – (1869-1948)