As to war, I am and always was a great enemy, at the same time a warrior the greater part of my life, and were I young again, should still be a warrior while ever this country should be invaded and I lived — a Defensive war I think a righteous war to Defend my life & property & that of my family, in my own opinion, is right & justifiable in the sight of God.
An offensive war, I believe to be wrong and would therefore have nothing to do with it, having no right to meddle with another man’s property, his ox or his ass, his man servant or his maid servant or anything this is his. Neither does he have a right to meddle with anything that is mine, if he does I have a right to defend it by force.
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It is the selfish who demand that politicians take money from others, and redistribute it to themselves.
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The man of character cares about what is right,
the inferior man cares about his advantage.
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Early to bed and early to rise is a bad rule for anyone who wishes to become acquainted with our most prominent and influential people.
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Where the people fear the government you have tyranny.
Where the government fears the people you have liberty.
— John Basil Barnhill, Indictment of Socialism (#3), transcript of Barnhill-Tichenor Debate on Socialism (1914)
JEFFERSON NEVER SAID THIS. That’s right. We’re eventually going to come out with a list of false attributions we’ve discovered while trying to source them for our own use.
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Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
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You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
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