Uplifting and Helpful Quotes

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  1. hoytedow
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    To those controlling the levers of power and manipulation:

    "Sure you can twist words and emotions and get people to act in certain ways. Fear is powerful. But, have you ever seen a crowd, stretching as far as the eye can see, bathed in a fierce love of America and actively willing to die for the greatest country to have existed? Have you felt the energy coursing through the chants? Have you been a part of the ironclad links of love for a leader who will restore our nation to "We the People"? Have you achieved even one iota of that power in all your prideful machinations?"
    Anon.
     
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    Free Speech!
    "Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”
    Benjamin Franklin
     
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    One of the features of One Froggy Evening, from which that picture was taken, is that the man couldn't draw a crowd without offering booze.

    I would point out that the Patriots and Founders proverbially, if not literally, lubricated their lips by means of this chemical solution. Liberally.

    The Whisky Rebellion really early on foreshadowed later controversies over currency, from forms of currencies which people could bear without need of the central government and banks to tell them they had value, or even existed (whisky was for many the only form of currency they had, the only way to pay for things ... which really brought back the ancient special function of beer, at least from what some academics now claim), to fiat currency which cannot exist without big government and big banks ... with cryptocurrencies really trying to have both a fiat currency and some sort of independence from the bankers (this is playing out now, with some bankers trying to get control and others trying to get rid of).
     
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    "The Greatest Man in History… Jesus; Had no servants, yet they called Him Master. Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer. He had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world. He did not live in a castle, yet they called Him Lord, He ruled no nations, yet they called Him King, He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today."
    Lyle C Rollings III
     
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    Amen...
     
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    Amen, Brother.
     
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    "There are but two parties now: traitors and patriots."
    Ulysses S. Grant
     
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    "Measure twice. Cut once."
    Unknown but quoted by my Uncle Frank.
     
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    "There's never time to do it right the first time, but there's always time to do it over."
    A buddy from cabinet school whose family made coffins for a living.

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    "British English now has only three vowels: A I O

    They officially left E U"
    Gaurav Pradhan
     
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    Y?
    Does anyone really understand that one?

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     
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    Yes-and it saddens me enormously.
     
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    "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
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