Sinful and Tyrannical

“To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical. ”

~Thomas Jefferson



Stubborn Things

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

~John Adams

Never Correctly Reported

Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.

~George Orwell


The Key to Responsible Citizenship

J. Edgar Hoover:

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth. Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.

~”What I Would Tell a Son,” Family Weekly (14 July 1963).


A Monstrous Conspiracy

“The menace of communism in this country will remain a menace until the American people make themselves aware of the techniques of communism. No one who truly understands what it really is can be taken in by it. Yet the individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”

~J. Edgar Hoover, The Elks Magazine (August 1956).


Nasty, Brutish, and Short


“The life of man [is] solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”

~Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil


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