Can You Use Any of These Quotes??
I found all these quotes on my hard drive. It is quite impressive. I thought you might have a use for them. Bear
THEY TOLD THE TRUTH! -- (the world's longest "sig" file)
"Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehood's school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool." -- Plato
"Governments, whatever their pretensions otherwise, try to preserve themselves by holding the individual down ... Government itself, indeed, may be reasonably defined as a conspiracy against him. Its one permanent aim, whatever its form, is to hobble him sufficiently to maintain itself." -- H. L. Mencken, author
"Considering that senior officials at the Internal Revenue Service are fully aware of the fact that there is no law currently in existence making a U.S. citizen liable for or required to pay either the income tax or the social security employment tax, only a truly generous citizen would, upon discovering this, continue to voluntarily donate these taxes to the government by allowing them to be withheld from his paycheck on a 100% voluntary W-4 withholding agreement. But, then again, the IRS would be dead in the water without the "voluntary (and docile) compliance" of employers and employees and has said so all along." -- William Cash, IRS Senior Manager, http://www.irs.faithweb.com
"Not to know what happened before means to remain forever a child " -- Marcus T. Cicero (106-43 BC)
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" -- George Orwell, Author
"How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!" -- Samuel Adams (1722-1803), letter to John Pitts, January 21, 1776
"If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too." -- Somerset Maugham, Author
"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. ... Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins." (Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment, I Annals of Congress at 750, August 17, 1789)
"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air - however slight - lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness." -- William O. Douglas, Supreme Court Justice
"If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to freedom being a gift from G-d, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave." -- Samuel Adams, Father of the American Revolution.
"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." - Thomas Jefferson Letter to William Ludlow, 1824
"The people who had once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else now longs eagerly for just two things, bread and circus games.." -- Juvenal, poet, upon observing the decline of the Roman empire.
"The real destroyers of the liberties of any people is he who spreads among them bounties, donation and largesse.." -- Plutarch, Greek historian.
"[W]hat more is necessary to make us a happy and prosperous people? ... a wise and frugal government ... which shall leave [men] free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned ... We must make our choice between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude ... If we can prevent government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, the people will be happy." -- Thomas Jefferson
"Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle! Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." -- Frederick Douglass, August 4, 1857.
"The more restrictions and prohibitions in the world, the poorer people get, the more experts the country has the more of a mess it's in, the more ingenious the skillful are, the more monstrous their inventions, the louder the call for law and order, the more the thieves and con men multiply." -- Lao Tze, circa. 2300 B.C.
"We are taxed in our bread and our wine, in our incomes and our investments, on our land and on our property not only for base creatures who do not deserve the name of men, but for foreign nations, complaisant nations who will bow to us and accept our largesse and promise us to assist in the keeping of the peace - these mendicant nations who will destroy us when we show a moment of weakness or our treasury is bare, and surely it is becoming bare! We are taxed to maintain legions on their soil, in the name of law and order and the Pax Romana, a document which will fall into dust when it pleases our allies and our vassals. We keep them in precarious balance only with our gold. Is the heartblood of our nation worth these? Were they bound to us with ties of love, they would not ask our gold. They take our very flesh, and they hate and despise us. And who shall say we are worthy of more? ... When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself." -- Cicero, 54 B.C.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to relive it ..." -- George Santayana, Historian.
"In a recent conversation with an official at the Internal Revenue Service, I was amazed when he told me that 'If the taxpayers of this country ever discover that the IRS operates on 90% bluff, the entire system will collapse'." -- Henry Bellmon, U.S. Senator (1969)
"If all bank loans were paid ... there would not be a dollar of coin or currency in circulation. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation. We are absolutely without a permanent money system.." -- Robert Hemphill, Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, in foreword to "100% Money" by Irving Fisher
"... the key question is: can we define 'income' in a fair and reasonably straightforward manner? Unfortunately, we have not yet succeeded in doing so.." -- Shirley Peterson, former IRS Commissioner, April 1993
"Socialism is not in the least what it pretends to be. It is not the pioneer of a better and finer world, but the spoiler of what thousands of years of civilization have created. It does not build, it destroys. For destruction is the essence of it. It produces nothing, it only consumes what the social order based on private ownership in the means of production has created." -- Ludwig von Mises ("Socialism", 1922)
"I don't like the income tax. Every time we talk about these taxes we get around to the idea of 'from each according to his capacity and to each according to his needs'. That's socialism. It's written into the Communist Manifesto. Maybe we ought to see that every person who gets a tax return receives a copy of the Communist Manifesto with it so he can see what's happening to him.." -- T. Coleman Andrews, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, May 25, 1956 in U.S. News & World Report
"Our federal tax system is, in short, utterly impossible, utterly unjust and completely counterproductive ... [it] reeks with injustice and is fundamentally un-American ... it has earned a rebellion and it's time we rebelled.." -- President Ronald Reagan, May 1983, Williamsburg, VA
"If no information or return is filed, [the] Internal Revenue Service cannot assess you." -- Gary Makovski, Special IRS Agent, testifying under oath in U.S. v. Lloyd
"Our tax system is based upon voluntary assessment and payment, not upon distraint." -- United States Supreme Court, in Flora v. United States
"Our tax system is based on individual self-assessment and voluntary compliance." -- Mortimer Caplin, former Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Internal Revenue Audit Manual (1975)
"The United States has a system of taxation by confession." -- Hugo Black, Supreme Court Justice, in U.S. v. Kahriger
"Only the rare taxpayer would be likely to know that he could refuse to produce his records to IRS agents ... Who would believe the ironic truth that the cooperative taxpayer fares much worse than the individual who relies upon his constitutional rights." -- U.S. Federal Judge Cummings, in U.S. v. Dickerson (7th Circuit 1969)
"Let me point this out now: Your income tax is 100 percent voluntary tax, and your liquor tax is 100 percent enforced tax. Now, the situation is as different as night and day. Consequently, your same rules just will not apply ...." -- Dwight E. Avis, former head of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the IRS, testifying before a House Ways and Means subcommittee in 1953
"The purpose of the IRS is to collect the proper amount of tax revenues at the least cost to the public, and in a manner that warrants the highest degree of public confidence in our integrity, efficiency and fairness. To achieve that purpose, we will encourage and achieve the highest possible degree of voluntary compliance in accordance with the tax laws and regulations ...." -- Internal Revenue Manual, Chapter 1100, section 1111.1
" A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man's business; the eye of the federal inspector will be in every man's counting house....The law will of necessity have inquisical features, it will provide penalties, it will create complicated machinery. Under it, men will be hauled into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the taxpayer. An army of federal inspectors, spies, and detectives will descend upon the state." --- Virginia House Speaker Richard E. Byrd, 1910, predicting what would happen if a federal income tax became law.
"Fear is the key element for the IRS in achieving its mission. Without fear, the IRS would have a difficult time maintaining our so-called system of voluntary compliance ...". "Given the opportunity, the IRS will take the easy way out and grab whatever it can ... the IRS does not really care about you and what your future ... may be." -- Santo Presti, former IRS Criminal Investigation Agent and author of "IRS In Action"
"The IRS is an extraordinary example of the end justifying the means. The means of this agency is growth. It is interesting that the revenue officers within the IRS refer to taxpayers as 'inventory'. The IRS embodies the political realities of the selfish human desire to dominate others. Thus the end of this gigantic pretense of officialdom is power, pure and simple. The meek may inherit the earth, but they will never receive a promotion in an agency where efficiency is measured by the number of seizures of taxpayers' property and by the number of citizens and businesses driven into bankruptcy." -- George Hansen, Congressman and author of "To Harass Our People"
"I have sat on many a promotion panel where the first question of panel members was 'How many seizures have you made?'." -- Joseph R. Smith, eighteen-year IRS agent, testifying before Congress
"The agency that is so strict on the way Americans keep their books cannot even pass a financial audit." -- Ted Stevens, Republican Senator from Alaska
"Eight decades of amendments ... to [the] code have produced a virtually impenetrable maze ... The rules are unintelligible to most citizens ... The rules are equally mysterious to many government employees who are charged with administering and enforcing the law." -- Shirley Peterson, Former IRS Commissioner, April 14, 1993 at Southern Methodist University
"... some techniques can be used only in connection with a full-scale program due to the nature of the tax situation and the need to avoid unnecessary taxpayer reaction. An example would be income tax returns compliance efforts aimed at the nonbusiness taxpayer." -- Internal Revenue Service Manual, section 5221 "Returns Compliance Programs"
"This [audit] was made extremely difficult because [IRS] existing systems were not designed to provide ... reliable financial information .. on their operations." -- Comptroller Bowsher, Government Accounting Office, on the first-ever audit of the IRS in 1993.
"The wages of the average American worker, after inflation and taxes, have decreased 17% since 1973, the only Western industrial nation to so suffer." -- Martin Gross, author of "The Tax Racket: Government Extortion From A to Z"
"When you pay social security taxes, you are in no way making provision for your own retirement. You are paying the pensions of those who are already retired. Once you understand this, you see that whether you will get the benefits you are counting on when you retire depends on whether Congress will levy enough taxes, borrow enough, or print enough money ..." -- W. Allen Wallis, former Chairman of the 1975 Advisory Council on Social Security, May 27, 1976
"There is no prospect that today's younger workers will receive all the Social Security and Medicare benefits currently promised them." -- Dorcas Hardy, former Social Security Commissioner and author of "Social Insecurity", quoted in the December 1995 Reader's Digest
"All we have to do now is to inform the public that the payment of social security taxes is voluntary and watch the mass exodus." --Walter E. Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, January 24, 1996
"The Constitution is a written instrument. As such its meaning does not alter. That which it meant when adopted, it means now." -- United States Supreme Court in South Carolina vs. United States (1905)
"Let it [the Constitution, etc.] be taught in schools, seminaries and in colleges; let it be written in primers, in spelling books and in almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, enforced in courts of justice. In short, let it become the political religion of the nation." -- President Abraham Lincoln
"I do not believe there are more than a very limited number of persons, perhaps a hundred who really know what is in the Constitution of the United States." -- Dr. John J. Tigert, United States Commissioner of Education, October, 1924.
"Lawyers are being graduated from our law schools by the thousands who have little knowledge of the Constitution. When organizations seek a lawyer to instruct them on the Constitution, they find it nearly impossible to secure one competent." -- report of the Committee on American Citizenship, presented at the meeting of the American Bar Association, Denver, Colorado, July 14-16, 1926.
"... ours is a sick profession marked by incompetence, lack of training,
misconduct and bad manners. Ineptness, bungling, malpractice, and bad ethics can be observed in court houses all over this country every day ... these incompetents have a seeming unawareness of the fundamental ethics of the
profession. ... the harsh truth is that ... we may well be on our way to a society, overrun by hordes of lawyers, hungry as locusts, and brigades of judges in numbers never before contemplated." -- Chief Justice of the United States Warren Burger
"The Constitution prohibits any direct tax, unless in proportion to numbers as ascertained by the census ... [and] ... prohibits Congress from laying a direct tax on the revenue from property of the citizen without regard to state lines ...." -- United States Supreme Court in Pollack v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Company (1895)
"... [the 16th Amendment] conferred no new power of taxation ... [and] .. prohibited the ... power of income taxation possessed by Congress from the beginning from being taken out of the category of indirect taxation to which it inherently belonged ...." -- United States Supreme Court in Stanton v. Baltic Mining (1916)
"To lay with one hand the power of government on the property of the citizen, and with the other to bestow it on favored individuals ... is none the less robbery because it is ... called taxation." -- United States Supreme Court in Loan Association v. Topeka (1874)
"... the intent of the lawmaker is to be found in the language that he has used." -- United States Supreme Court in U.S. v. Goldberg (1897)
"No State shall ... coin money; emit bills of credit; make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts ...." -- United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1
"... bank records are not the depositor's private papers and having given the information to the bank, the depositor has no legitimate expectation of continued privacy ... Records of an individual's accounts with ... banks are not the individual's private papers protected against compulsory production by the 4th Amendment, but instead are the business records of the banks." -- United States Supreme Court in U.S. vs. Miller
"In questions of power, then, let no more be said of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." -- Thomas Jefferson
"... 100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Debt ... all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from government." -- [favor] Commission report submitted to President Ronald Reagan on January 15, 1984
"In 1833, a small group of Socialists met in London, announcing their intentions of converting the British economic system from capitalism to socialism. This group chose the name "Fabian Society". One of the leading members of the Fabian Society, author George Bernard Shaw, perhaps summed it up best when he said, quote: "... Socialism means equality of income or nothing ... under socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you like it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live you would have to live well." -- Edgar Wallace Robinson in his 1980 booklet titled "Rolling Thunder"
"Of all contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money." -- Daniel Webster
"All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America rise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation." -- John Adams, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson in 1787
"Gold is still the ultimate store of wealth. It's the world's only true money. And there isn't much of it to go around. All of it ever mined would fit into a small building - a 56 foot cube. The annual world production would fit into a 14 foot cube, roughly the size of an ordinary living room. If each Chinese citizen were to buy just one ounce, it would take up the annual supply for the next 200 years." -- Mark Nestmann, author of "How To Achieve Personal And Financial Privacy In A Public Age"
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching. It unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country ... the Money Power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed." -- Abraham Lincoln, just after the passage of the National Banking Act of 1863
" ... the privilege of creating and issuing money ... is the government's greatest creative opportunity ... [saving] the taxpayers immense sums of money ...." -- Abraham Lincoln
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." -- Thomas Jefferson in 1802 in a letter to then Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Gallatin
Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value - zero. -- Voltaire
The monetary managers are fond of telling us that they have substituted 'responsible money management' for the gold standard. But there is no historic record of responsible paper money management ... The record taken as a whole is one of hyperinflation, devaluation and monetary chaos. -- Henry Hazlitt
The value of paper money is precisely the value of a politician's promise, as high or low as you put that; the value of gold is protected by the inability of politicians to manufacture it. -- Sir William Rees-Mogg
We are in danger of being overwhelmed with irredeemable paper; more paper, representing not gold nor silver; no sir, representing nothing but broken promises, bad faith, bankrupt corporations, cheated creditors, and a ruined people. -- Daniel Webster
The guillotine follows the paper money press, the two machines are complimentary one to the other. -- Old French saying
"I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale." -- Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816.
"I hope we shall ... crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country." -- Thomas Jefferson to George Logan, 1816.
"Give me control over a nation's currency and I care not who makes its laws." -- Baron M.A. Rothschild (1744 - 1812)
"Under the surface, the Rothschilds long had a powerful influence in dictating American financial laws. The law records show that they were powers in the old Bank of the United States [abolished by Andrew Jackson]." -- Gustav Myers, author of "History of the Great American Fortunes"
"... You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the [favor] of the Eternal G-d, I will rout you out." -- President Andrew Jackson, upon evicting a delegation of international bankers from the Oval Office
"If Congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, it was given to be used by themselves, not to be delegated to individuals or corporations." -- Andrew Jackson
"The few who can understand the system will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantages that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests." -- John Sherman, protege of the Rothschild banking family, in a letter sent in 1863 to New York Bankers, Ikleheimer, Morton, and Gould, in support of the then proposed National Banking Act
".. we conclude that the [Federal] Reserve Banks are not federal ... but are independent, privately owned and locally controlled corporations ... without day to day direction from the federal government.." -- 9th Circuit Court in Lewis vs. United States, June 24, 1982
"Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are U.S. government institutions. They are not ... they are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the U.S. for the benefit of themselves and their foreign and domestic swindlers, and rich and predatory money lenders. The sack of the United States by the Fed is the greatest crime in history. Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers, but the truth is the Fed has usurped the government. It controls everything here and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will." -- Congressman Charles McFadden, Chairman, House Banking and Currency Committee, June 10, 1932
"When you or I write a check there must be sufficient funds in our account to cover that check, but when the Federal Reserve writes a check, it is creating money." -- Boston Federal Reserve Bank in a publication titled "Putting It Simply"
"We make money the old fashioned way. We print it." -- Art Rolnick, former Chief Economist, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank
"Historically, the United States has been a hard money country. Only [since 1913] has the United States operated on a fiat money system. During this period, paper money has depreciated over 87%. During the preceding 140 year period, the hard currency of the United States had actually maintained its value. Wholesale prices in 1913 ... were the same as in 1787." -- Kenneth Gerbino, former chairman of the American Economic Council
"About all a Federal Reserve note can legally do is wipe out one debt and replace it with itself, another debt, a note that promises nothing. If anything's been paid, the payment occurs only in the minds of the parties ...." -- Tupper Saucy, author of "The Miracle On Main Street"
"By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose." -- John Maynard Keynes, economist and author of "The Economic Consequences Of The Peace"
"Inflation has now been institutionalized at a fairly constant 5% per year. This has been scientifically determined to be the optimum level for generating the most revenue without causing public alarm. A 5% devaluation applies, not only to the money earned this year, but to all that is left over from previous years. At the end of the first year, a dollar is worth 95 cents. At the end of the second year, the 95 cents is reduced again by 5%, leaving its worth at 90 cents, and so on. By the time a person has worked 20 years, the government will have confiscated 64% of every dollar he saved over those years. By the time he has worked 45 years, the hidden tax will be 90%. The government will take virtually everything a person saves over a lifetime." -- G. Edward Griffin, historian and author of "The Creature From Jekyll Island"
"The real truth of the matter is, and you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson. History depicts Andrew Jackson as the last truly honorable and incorruptible American president." -- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, November 23, 1933 in a letter to Colonel Edward Mandell House
"... our system of credit is concentrated ... in the hands of a few men .. a power so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that [we had] better not speak above [our] breath when [we] speak in condemnation of it ... We have come to be ... completely controlled ... by ... small groups of dominant men." -- President Woodrow Wilson
"The Founding Fathers of this great land had no difficulty whatsoever understanding the agenda of bankers, and they frequently referred to them and their kind as, quote, "friends of paper money. They hated the Bank of England, in particular, and felt that even were we successful in winning our independence from England and King George, we could never truly be a nation of freemen, unless we had an honest money system. Through ignorance, but moreover, because of apathy, a small, but wealthy, clique of power brokers have robbed us of our Rights and Liberties, and we are being raped of our wealth. We are paying the price for the near-comatose levels of complacency by our parents, and only G-d knows what might become of our children, should we not work diligently to shake this country from its slumber! Many a nation has lost its freedom at the end of a gun barrel, but here in America, we just decided to hand it over voluntarily. Worse yet, we paid for the tyranny and usurpation out of our own pockets with "voluntary" tax contributions and the use of a debt-laden fiat currency!." -- Peter Kershaw, author of the 1994 booklet "Economic Solutions"
"Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo - use in that order." --Ed Howdershelt
"Mr. Speaker, we are now in Chapter 11 ... Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any bankrupt entity in world history." -- James Trafficant, Congressman, March 17, 1993 in the Congressional Record
"The creation of money exclusively as debt is the critical, destabilizing flaw in the American Economy". -- author Theodore R. Thoren explains The Truth In Money Book.
"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists." -- J. Edgar Hoover, former head of the FBI
"Every child in American who enters school with an allegiance toward our elected officials, toward our founding fathers, toward our institutions, toward the preservation of this form of government ... all of this proves the children are sick, because the truly well individual is one who has rejected all of those things and is what I would call the true international child of the future." -- Chester M. Pierce, Harvard University psychiatrist, at a 1973 International Education Seminar, as quoted in "Educating For The New World Order" by B.K. Eakman
"The CFR [Council On Foreign Relations, New York City] is the American Branch of a society which originated in England and believes national directives should be obliterated and one-world rule established. I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years, and was permitted in the early 1960's to examine its papers and secret records ... I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known." -- Dr. Carroll Quigley, Professor of International Relations, Georgetown University Foreign Service School, Washington, D.C., author of the epic "Tragedy & Hope", advocate of one-world government and personal mentor of President William Clinton (who acknowledged Professor Quigley during his 1992 presidential inauguration speech)
"We shall have world government whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World government will be achieved by conquest or consent." -- James Paul Warburg, Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, 1921 - 1932, before the U.S. Senate, February 17, 1950
"To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men, their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism and religious dogmas." -- Brock Chisolm, former Director of the World Health Organization
"The main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations is promoting the disarmament of U.S. sovereignty and national independence and submergence into an all powerful, one world government." -- Chester Ward, Rear Admiral and former Navy Judge Advocate 1956 - 1960 and CFR member for 15 years
"You had me on (before) to talk about the new world order ... I talk about it all the time ... It's one world now ... The council (Council on foreign Relations) can find, nurture and begin to put people in the kinds of jobs this country needs. And that's going to be one of the major enterprises of the Council under me.." -- New CFR president Les Celb (former editor of The New York Times), May 4, 1993 on the "Charlie Rose Show".
"That the CFR has been in control of the foreign policy of the United States for some time should now be beyond question.." -- Richard Harwood, Oct. 30, 1993, on the op-ed page of the Washington Post.
"The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes" - Felix Frankfurter, United States Supreme Court Justice
"We operate here under directives from the White House .. [to] use our grant making power to alter life in the U.S. so that we can comfortably be merged with the Soviet Union." -- Rowan Gaither, former president of the Ford Foundation, in a 1954 statement to Norman Dodd regarding Congressional investigations of the un-American activities of tax-exempt foundations operating in the U.S.
"Gentlemen, Comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glasnost and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal change within the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep." -- Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union, to the Politburo in November of 1987
"I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over the past forty-nine years, they would move on Washington. It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States." -- Senator George Malone of Nevada, speaking before Congress in 1957
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." -- Abraham Lincoln
"Resistance to tyrants is obedience to G-d." -- Thomas Jefferson
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism", they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." -- Norman Thomas, for many years the U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate
"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is three-fold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within." -- Joseph Stalin, former dictator of the Soviet Union
"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promise of discretion for almost forty years ... It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries." -- David Rockefeller, in an address given to Catherine Graham, publisher of The Washington Post and other media luminaries in attendance in Baden Baden, Germany at the June 1991 annual meeting of the world elite Bilderberg Group
"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the street looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities, and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes." -- John Swinton, former chief of staff, The New York Times, in a 1953 speech before the New York Press Club
"We are going to impose our agenda on the coverage by dealing with issues and subjects that we choose to deal with." -- Richard M. Cohen, former Senior Producer of CBS political news
"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have." -- Richard Salant, former President of CBS News
"I pledge allegiance to the flag, and to the Republic for which it stands ...." -- United States Pledge of Allegiance (... hey, I thought it was a Democracy)
"Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths." -- James Madison
"Democracy is a form of government that cannot long survive, for as soon as the people learn that they have a voice in the fiscal policies of the government, they will move to vote for themselves all the money in the treasury, and bankrupt the nation." -- Karl Marx, 1848 author of "The Communist Manifesto"
"Liberty has never lasted long in a democracy, nor has it ever ended in anything better than despotism." -- Fisher Ames (1758 - 1808)
"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." -- Samuel Adams
"[T]he preservation of the sacred fire of liberty ... [is] finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American People." -- George Washington
"It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in [the Constitution] a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution." -- James Madison, Father of the Constitution
"No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts in the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step, by which they have been advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency." -- George Washington
"Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto the inhabitants thereof." -- Leviticus 25:10 (inscription on the Liberty Bell)
"Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of G-d?" -- Thomas Jefferson
"The independence and liberty you possess are the work of ... joint efforts, of common dangers, suffering and successes." -- George Washington
"It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error." -- United States Supreme Court - American Communications Association v. Douds
"Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself." -- Louis D. Brandeis, former Supreme Court Justice
"To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy." -- Thomas Jefferson
"It is inherent in government's right, if necessary, to lie ... that seems to me basic - basic." -- Arthur Sylvester, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." -- Johann W. Von Goethe
"Fear can only prevail when victims are ignorant of the facts." -- Thomas Jefferson
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin
"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding." -- Justice Louis D. Brandeis, dissenting, Olmstead v. United States, 277 US 479 (1928)
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." -- Thomas Paine
"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it ... While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it." -- Learned Hand, jurist
"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered ... deeply, ... finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." -- George Washington, First Inaugural Address, Apr. 30, 1789
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined." -- Patrick Henry
"G-d grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: 'This is my country.'" -- Benjamin Franklin, letter to David Hartley, December 4, 1789
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty G-d! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!" -- Patrick Henry
Thomas Jefferson: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
Thomas Jefferson: "I have sworn upon the altar of G-d, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
"There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice." -- Montesquieu, 1742
"The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom." -- Justice William O. Douglas
"We can no more blame our loss of freedom on congressmen than we can prostitution on pimps. Both simply provide broker services for their customers." -- Dr. Walter Williams
"He who knows nothing is nearer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors." -- Thomas Jefferson
"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man; brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." -- Samuel Clemens, author who wrote under the nom de plume, Mark Twain
"The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts ... the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson
"The right to freedom being the gift of G-d, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave." -- Samuel Adams
"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day. But a series of oppressions, ... pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly proves a deliberate systematic plan of reducing us to slavery." -- Thomas Jefferson
"I believe that there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." -- James Madison
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear" -- Marcus Tullius Cicero 42 BC
"1935 will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future." -- Adolph Hitler
"It is when a people forget G-d that tyrants forge their chains ..." -- Patrick Henry
"Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of G-d?" -- Thomas Jefferson
"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women. When it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it." -- Judge Learned Hand (1872-1961)
"[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend of the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue." -- Samuel Adams
"A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom." -- Patrick Henry
"No free government can stand without virtue in the people, and a lofty spirit of patriotism ..." -- Andrew Jackson
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." -- John Adams
"There is no liberty to men who know not how to govern themselves." -- Henry Ward Beecher
"A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society." -- Thomas Jefferson
"I have never seen more Senators express discontent with their jobs ... we have been accomplices to doing something terrible and unforgivable to this wonderful country ... we have given our children a legacy of bankruptcy. We have defrauded our country to get ourselves elected." -- John Danforth, Republican Senator from Missouri, in an interview in The Arizona Republic on April 22, 1992
"Give me your four year-olds and in a generation I will build a socialist state ... destroy the family and the society will collapse." -- Vladimir Lenin
"You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe." -- John Adams
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- Abraham Lincoln
"Any truth is better than make-believe ... rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth" - Henry David Thoreau
"Most people, sometime in their lives, stumble across truth. Most jump up, brush themselves off, and hurry on about their business as if nothing had happened." -- Winston Churchill
"Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehood's school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool." -- Plato
"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion." -- Thomas Jefferson
"The war against illegal plunder has been fought since the beginning of the world. But how is ... legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish this law without delay ... If such a law is not abolished immediately, it will spread, multiply and develop into a system." -- Frederic Bastiat, French author of "The Law" (1848)
"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." -- Thomas Jefferson
"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." -- Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William Ludlow, 1824
"The falsification of history has done more to impede human dev
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