The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.
The struggle is always between the individual and his sacred right to express himself and … the power structure that seeks conformity, suppression, and obedience.
Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order, to efficiency of operation, to scientific advancement and the like.
Either you think — or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
Capitalism makes. Socialism takes. Socialism spends the money that capitalism earns.
The consolidation of power at the federal level in the guise of public safety is a national trend and should be guarded against at all costs. This erosion of rights, however incremental, is the slow death of freedom. We have reached a point where the power of the federal government is such that they can essentially target anyone of their choosing. Recent allegations that government agencies may have targeted political opponents should alarm all Americans, regardless of party affiliation. Revisionist views of the Constitution by opportunistic politicians and unelected judges with agendas that reinterpret the Bill of Rights to take power away from the people and consolidate it at the federal level threaten the core principles of the Republic. As a free people, keeping federal power in check is something that should be of concern to us all. The fundamental value of freedom is what sets us apart from the rest of the world. We are citizens, not subjects, and we must stay ever vigilant that we remain so.
The prime function of government is the protection of the different and unequal faculties of man for acquiring property.