The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself.
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.
Clinton’s successor in the White House, George W. Bush, was committed to expanding government spending for faith-based initiatives.
A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.