2020 June 05
"Hold on, my friends,
to the Constitution and
to the Republic for which it stands.
Miracles do not cluster
and what has happened once in 6,000 years,
may not happen again.
Hold on to the Constitution,
for if the American Constitution should fail,
there will be anarchy throughout the world."
2020 June 04
"The choice is not between order and liberty. It is between liberty with order and anarchy without either. There is danger that, if the court does not temper its doctrinaire logic with a little practical wisdom, it will convert the constitutional Bill of Rights into a suicide pact."
"The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win
and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but
reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional
catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility."
"The shallow consider liberty a release from all law,
from every constraint. The wise see in it, on the contrary,
the potent Law of Laws."
2020 June 03
"Democracy leads to anarchy, which is mob rule."
"[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few."
"Democracy is morose, and runs to anarchy."
2020 June 02
"The much occupied man has no time for wantonness, and it is an obvious commonplace that the evils of leisure can be shaken off by hard work."
"Modern society, based as it is on the division of labor, can be preserved only under conditions of lasting peace."
"I think they've [Labour Government] made the biggest financial mess that any government's ever made in this country for a very long time, and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them. They then start to nationalise everything, and people just do not like more and more nationalisation, and they're now trying to control everything by other means. They're progressively reducing the choice available to ordinary people. "
2020 June 01
"The spirit of resistance to government
is so valuable on certain occasions,
that I wish it to be always kept alive.
It will often be exercised when wrong,
but better so than not to be exercised at all.
I like a little rebellion now and then."
"I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. Unsuccessful rebellions, indeed, generally establish the encroachments on the rights of the people, which produced them. An observation of this truth should render honest republican governors so mild in their punishment of rebellions as not to discourage them too much. It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government."
"It is unfortunate, that the efforts of mankind to recover the freedom of which they have been so long deprived, will be accompanied with violence, with errors, & even with crimes. But while we weep over the means, we must pray for the end."