The Deterioration of Government

The deterioration of every government begins with
the decay of the principles on which it was founded
~Charles-Louis de Secondat

  • “We are so concerned to flatter the majority that we lose sight of how very often it is necessary, in order to preserve freedom for the minority, let alone for the individual, to face that majority down.” ~William F. Buckley Jr. (1925-2008)
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  • “The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing. … You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right, there is only an up or down. Up to man’s age-old dream — the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order — or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.” ~Ronald Reagan
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  • “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater b confidence than an armed man.” ~Cesare Beccaria
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  • “It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.” ~Patrick Henry, 1775
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  • “Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.” ~Justice Millard Fillmore Caldwell (1897-1984)
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  • “What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.” ~Thomas Paine, 1776
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  • I happen to believe that the federal government has usurped powers and autonomy and authority that belongs back at the state and local level. It has imposed on the individual freedoms of the people. And that there are more of these things that could be solved by the people themselves. ~Ronald Reagan
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  • I would like to have a crusade today, and I would like to lead that crusade with your help. And it would be one to take government off the backs of the great people of this country. ~Ronald Reagan
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  • The 18th century we created here in this land, the freest, most unique society that has ever been known to man. In the 19th century, we built the greatest industrial power that the world has ever seen, and we spend most of the 20th century apologizing. And I don’t know what we’re apologizing for. I think that living Americans today have fought harder, done more for the dignity of man than any people who have ever lived on this earth, and I want to see the American people have that chance without government crowding them down and becoming the all-powerful instrument in their lives, controlling their destinies. ~Ronald Reagan
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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 (1801-1850)
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