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U.S. Laws

 

 

It is the people, and not the judges, who are entitled to say what their constitution means, for the constitution is theirs, it belongs to them and not to their servants in office—any other theory is incompatible with the foundation principles of our government.

Theodore Roosevelt
 

The Veterans Home in King, WI on Rainbow Lake on The Chain O' LakesThe Veterans Home in King, WI on Rainbow Lake on The Chain O' Lakes

 

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.

John Stuart Mill

 
You cannot create prosperity by law. Sustained thrift, industry, application, intelligence, are the only things that ever do, or ever will, create prosperity. But you can very easily destroy prosperity by law.
Theodore Roosevelt

 

Unnecessary laws are not good laws, but traps for money.

Thomas Hobbes
 
 

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

Abraham Lincoln

 

Government Island on Rainbow Lake on The Chain O' LakesGovernment Island on Rainbow Lake on The Chain O' Lakes

You cannot undermine police authority and then complain about rising crime.

Thomas Paine

 

Educate your sons and daughters, send them to school, and show them that beside the cartridge box, the ballot box, and the jury box, you also have the knowledge box.

 

You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right.

Abraham Lincoln

 

A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.

 

Esther Williams Island also known as Crescent Island on Rainbow Lake Esther Williams Island also known as Crescent Island on Rainbow Lake

Whenever legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.

John Locke

 

There is an imaginary circle drawn around every human being, over which no government should be able to step.

John Stuart Mill

 

You cannot undermine police authority and then complain about rising crime.

Thomas Paine

 

I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.

 

You cannot undermine police authority and then complain about rising crime.

Thomas Paine

 

Only an armed people can be truly free. Only an unarmed people can ever be enslaved.

Aristotle
 
 
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
Thomas Paine

 

Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.
George Washington

 

Nessling Lake with Rainbow Lake and Government Island in background.Nessling Lake with Rainbow Lake and Government Island in background.

Disarm the people- that is the best and most effective way to enslave them.
James Madison

 

We should remember that the Declaration of Independence is not merely a historical document. It is an explicit recognition that our rights derive not from the King of England, not from the judiciary, not from government at all, but from God. The keystone of our system of popular sovereignty is the recognition, as the Declaration acknowledges, that 'all men are created equal' and 'endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.' Religion and God are no alien to our system of government, they're integral to it.

 

 

Sunset on Rainbow Lake on The Chain O' Lakes Sunset on Rainbow Lake on The Chain O' Lakes

 All men by nature are equal in that equal right that every man hath to his natural freedom, without being subjected to the will or authority of any other man; being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.John Locke

 

Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

 

 

 

Slavery is the next thing to hell.
 
 

I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.

 

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

 

No man can be truly free whose liberty is dependent upon the thought, feeling and action of others, and who has himself no means in his own hands for guarding, protecting, defending and maintaining that liberty

 
 

People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous.

 
 
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Edmund Burke
 
 
Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice.