Friday, January 18, 2008
Aldous Huxley on Propaganda
"The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people
forget that certain other sets of people are human."
-Aldous Huxley, novelist (1894-1963)
Posted at 03:13 pm by redman
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Pericles On The Soul Of Man
"The soul of man is immortal and imperishable."
Posted at 11:29 am by redman
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Benjamin Franklin wrote his own epitaph. Here it is:
The body of
B. Franklin, Printer
(Like the Cover of an
Its Contents torn Out
And Stript of its Lettering and
Lies Here, Food for Worms.
But the Work shall not be
For it will (as he Believ'd) Appear once More
In a New and More
Revised and Corrected
By the Author.
B. Franklin Aug 31 1776
Posted at 10:17 am by redman
Monday, July 23, 2007
1833 Constitutional Interpretation
"Another not unimportant consideration is, that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse, and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the state."
-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)
Posted at 06:49 am by redman
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."
- Mark Twain
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but a tireless, irate minority, keen to set brush fires of freedom in the minds of men."
- Samuel Adams
Posted at 10:48 pm by redman
Friday, April 13, 2007
Another Oldie But Goodie From Greece
All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
Posted at 02:27 pm by redman
Thursday, March 22, 2007
"When people who are honestly mistaken learn the truth, they will either cease being mistaken, or cease being honest."
Posted at 09:37 pm by redman
Thursday, February 22, 2007
"His person, you know, was fine, his stature exactly what one would wish, his deportment easy, erect and noble."
- Thomas Jefferson (on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, 2 January 1814)
Posted at 05:11 pm by redman
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
"The destiny of man is not measured by material computations.
"When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we're spirits -- not animals."
- Winston Churchill
Posted at 10:45 am by redman
Monday, February 12, 2007
two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of
-US Senator and actor
Posted at 06:15 pm by redman