People get born into the world as it exists so the new ones don’t know how it used to be so to them tight living standards are normal. They don’t know that it used to be a much higher standard of living. And so it is entirely possible the entire population will accept this if it is gradual over time. If it is quick or sudden, they may revolt. We just don’t know how it will play out. — Paul Craig Roberts. Jump to 15:39
The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If “Thou shalt not covet,” and “Thou shalt not steal,” were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society, before it can be civilized or made free.—John Adams
I had lunch today with Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee after showing him my and my neighbors’ property in Utah County to clarify certain issues for him regarding subdivision improvements. He’s a great person and believes in limited, constitutional government.
He told me as a kid he operated a tractor over thousands of acres to remove weeds away from corn plants to give the corn a better chance at survival. As a BYU college student he installed swamp coolers on hundreds of people’s homes, innovated, built and up-sold conduits to channel the water off customer roofs. He also successfully managed the ground organization for Senator Mike Lee’s campaign.
Regarding government, Bill said, “I try and compromise without being compromised.” What a great quote!
Unlike presstitutes, the loyalty of real journalists is to Truth, not to a government or corporate advertiser. Once a journalist sacrifices Truth to loyalty to a government, he ceases to be a journalist and becomes a propagandist.— Paul Craig Roberts
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one.
Thomas Jefferson is not the author of the quote—he quoted it from an Italian source: