When we get piled
upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall
become as corrupt as Europe.
The democracy will cease to exist
when you take away from those who are willing to work
and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every
generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle
which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can
prevent the government from wasting the labors of the
people under the pretense of taking care of them.
My reading of history convinces
me that most bad government results from too much
No free man shall ever be
debarred the use of arms.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right
to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect
themselves against tyranny in government.
The tree of liberty must be
refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots
To compel a man to subsidize with
his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves
and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.