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chux03
7th January 2009, 11:01
This batch will be courtesy of Howard Ruff's free email newsletter, www.rufftimes.com and they are from Jefferson. Feel free to add some of your own here.

*When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.

*The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

*It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

*I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

*My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

*No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

*The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

*The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

*To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes, the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

*I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, those banks and the corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

skijake
7th January 2009, 11:34
Makes me want to cry as they all directly pertain to what we are dealing with today. Do things never really change?:(