The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness … This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs, when he first appears he is a protector.
Americans have the right and advantage of being armed — unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
The strongest passions and most dangerous weaknesses of the human breast; ambition, avarice, vanity, the honorable or venal love of fame, are all in conspiracy against the desire and duty of peace.
There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation.
Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object.
Unlike the experts and journalists whose deep study has led them to a sophisticated take on Russia (that flips back and forth with the politics of the moment), my position on Russia has been as unchanged as the Rock of Gibraltar, at least since the end of the Cold War. Coincidentally, it is exactly the
same as my position on Taiwan, Haiti, Uganda, and North Korea.
It is this: Tens of millions of illegals are pouring across our border and must be stopped.
Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber, and as deadly as a hitman.
I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet devised by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.
A tyrant … is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
Today’s Washington is about as attentive to the Tenth Amendment as the Unitarian Church is to the Book of Revelation.Continue reading “Several by Sobran”