Wednesday, July 20, 2005

America the beautiful

The constitution is so broad that it leaves room for people to make dictators. They do it in the name of SECURITY, but really it is TYRANNY.

It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery. - Benjamin Disraeli

Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny. - Robert Heinlein

Tyranny and despotism can be exercised by many, more rigourously, more vigourously, and more severely, than by one. - Andrew Johnson

A tyrant...is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. - Plato

10 comments:

rumor-has-it said...

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
- Henry Ford

Practical religion consists in doing good: and the only way of serving God is that of endeavoring to make His creation happy. All preaching that has not this for its object is nonsense and hypocrisy.
- Thomas Paine

We find that the sexual instinct, when disappointed and unappeased, frequently seeks and finds a substitute in religion.
- Baron Richard Von Kraft-Ebing

To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
- Eric Hoffer

The several sorts of religion in the world are little more than so many spiritual monopolies.
- Lord Halifax

We are always making God our accomplice, that so we may legalize our own iniquities.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles.
- John Adams

These are some quotes I got from our Founding Fathers at freedomnest.com.

Paladin for Truth said...

"Only a sith deals in absolutes"

-- Obi-Wan Kenobi

Stinger said...

"I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it."
- Abraham Lincoln

onthestreet said...

Righto. True religion involves all of creation, but that doesn't mean wallering with pigs either.

makin' a difference said...

The purpose of life is not just to be "happy."
The purpose of it is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate.
It is above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at

onthestreet said...

"God is that man might be, and man is that he might have joy". So God is the example, God with us, and this is the only way you can be useful, responsible, and compassionate.

onthestreet said...

Yes, and "man is as God once was."

Anonymous said...

Our lives begin to end
the day we become silent
about things that matter."

MLK

onthestreet said...

Our lives BEGIN
the day we become silent
about the things that matter.

How so? This is the stoic, the Altar of Incense, the stillness.

Jesus said to the sea (of the mind): BE STILL

God the Father also gives us the secret: "BE STILL, and KNOW that I am God."

Once you ascend to that stillness, then you stand before the second veil covering the Holy of Holies. Then you are still, and upon entering you KNOW that he is God, for He reveals Himself.

Now, this takes a Prophet. It is a process of introduction along an unbroken chain of command. And the Kingdom of Heaven is a system of adoption.

Anonymous said...

Be still? It's pretty obvious you will never make there Streety. I doubt if you could shut up and BE STILL and KNOW anything if your life depended on it.