I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course. I believe that the issues confronting us cross party lines. Now, one side in this campaign has been telling us that the issues of this election are the maintenance of peace and prosperity. The line has been used, “We’ve never had it so good.”Continue reading “A time for choosing”
Government machinery has been described as a marvelous labor-saving device, which enables ten men to do the work of one.
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.
A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.
On this day is history: Eugene Stoner discovered that putting a pistol grip on a small-caliber rifle made it so deadly it was suitable only for use on the battlefield. Military experts now agree that if the M1 Garand had had a pistol grip, the U.S. would have won World War II.
I would like to call upon America to be more careful with its trust … and prevent those … because of short-sightedness and still others out of self-interest, from falsely using the struggle for peace and for social justice to lead you down a false road. Because they are trying to weaken you; they are trying to disarm your strong and magnificent country in the face of this fearful threat. … I call upon you: ordinary working men of America … do not let yourselves become weak.
My freedom does not end where your fear begins.
The oldest fraud is the belief that the political left is the party of the poor and the downtrodden.
And what is this liberty, whose very name makes the heart beat faster and shakes the world? Is it not the union of all liberties — liberty of conscience, of education, of association, of the press, of travel, of labor, of trade?
Intellectuals may like to think of themselves as people who ‘speak truth to power,’ but too often they are people who speak lies to gain power.