Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Nations and peoples who forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.
The police of a state should never be stronger or better armed than the citizenry.
A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.
Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accept the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay — and claims a halo for his dishonesty.
Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free.
Love your country, but never trust its government.
Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost.
Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.
Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor.