Quote: Abraham Lincoln

“I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men’s rights.”

– Abraham Lincoln, instituter of the first income tax (The Revenue Act of 1861), a National Bank (The National Banking Act), a military draft for the Civil War/War Between the States/War of Northern Aggression/War of the Rebellion/War for Southern Independence/War of Secession (choose your flavor), and who suspended the writ of habeas corpus during his term as President.

 

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Quote: Thomas Paine

“An Avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he a establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”

– Thomas Paine (1795)

 

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Quote: Abraham Lincoln

“I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men’s rights.”

– Abraham Lincoln, instituter of the first income tax (The Revenue Act of 1861), a National Bank (The National Banking Act), a military draft for the Civil War/War Between the States/War of Northern Aggression/War of the Rebellion/War for Southern Independence/War of Secession (choose your flavor), and who suspended the writ of habeas corpus during his term as President.

Quote: Woodrow Wilson

Sometimes even men who permit great evil (The Federal Reserve Act and the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, allowing the Income Tax & IRS) get something right:

“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.”

― Woodrow Wilson