As I continues to look for meaningful quotes to publish each week there is a question to be asked. Does the readership 1)enjoy the multiple quotes each week and 2)are they found to be helpful or useful?
As it takes time to find notable quotes worth publishing each week, I ask my readership to let me know if the effort is really worth continuing. If my readership thinks it is worthwhile they shall continue. If not the time now given to quotes of the week will be spent on efforts to bring current issues as well as opinions to the readers of Rational Nation USA.
So, I ask my readership if they would be so kind as to indicate their preference by responding to the poll questions that will be going up later today. And now Quotes of the Week.
He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.
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 - this is the sum of good government.
The obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.
Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
Please take a moment to vote your opinion on the Quotes of the Week.