All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of humankind.
~ Adam Smith – The Wealth Of Nations
When troubles come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
~ Shakespeare (1564-1616)
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to the point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism – ownership of government by an individual, by a group or any controlling private power.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd US president
Our economy is facing a moment of great challenge. … We’re in the midst of a serious financial crisis.
~ George W. Bush, September 24, 2008
No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of the civil authority.
~ Thomas Jefferson: American 3rd US President (1801-09).