“We have had enough of power without truth. We don’t have to accept power without truth or leave the country. I don’t accept that alternative. I don’t intend to leave the country, and I don’t intend to accept power without truth. I intend to fight for the truth, and I suggest that not only is this not un-American but it is the most American thing we can do, because if the truth does not endure then our country will not endure — not in the way it was supposed to. In our country the worst of all crimes is when the government murders truth. If it can murder truth, it can murder freedom.”
– Jim Garrison, District Attorney of New Orleans. Garrison was the only public official to bring charges against some of the JFK assassination conspirators. For more from this wonderful speech, see Jim Garrison’s Summation at the JFK Murder Trial.
“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt businesses and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of today.
-Theodore Roosevelt, Trust Buster and Environmentalist
“Socialism is not in the least what it pretends to be. It is not the pioneer of a better and finer world, but the spoiler of what thousands of years of civilization have created. It does not build, it destroys. For destruction is the essence of it. It produces nothing, for it only consumes what the social order, based on private ownership in the means of production, has created.”
– Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) Economist and social philosopher
“But for everyone, surely, what we have gone through in this period—I am addressing myself to the School—surely from this period of ten months this is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
– Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister