“It is time to cut through the underbrush of detail
and face up to the basic question in this issue of state help versus self-help.
What kind of society do we want? One of independent self-reliant citizens,
prepared to take care of themselves and their families, asking from the state
only to leave them alone and get off their backs? Or a society of government
pensioners, willing to sign away their political and economic liberty in
exchange for ever bigger handouts? Which is the more desirable type of citizen
-- the chronic recipient of relief or the sturdy hardworking Amish farmer who
had his horses confiscated and sold by order of some local bureaucrat because
he wanted to contract out of both the benefits and the payments involved in the
social security system?”— William Henry Chamberlin
"Whoever fairly faces the
question must admit that the same set of arguments which condemns a national
religion also condemns a national system of education. It is hard to pronounce
sentence on the one and absolve the other. Does a national church compel some
to support a system to which they are opposed? So does a national system of
education. Does the one exalt the principle of majorities over the individual
conscience? So does the other. Does a national church imply a distrust of the
people, of their willingness to make sacrifices, of their capacity to manage
their own affairs? So does a national system of education. Does one chill and
repress higher meanings and produce formalism? So does the other." - Auberon
"Is it not the glory of the people of
America, that whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former
times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for
antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own
good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own
experience? To this manly spirit, posterity will be indebted for the
possession, and the world for the example of the numerous innovations displayed
on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness."
- James Madison, Federalist No. 14, 1787
We are Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians & Independents all working together to advance the cause of liberty and to remind our representatives to follow the Constitution!
This group is run locally.
This grassroots Meetup will help you network with other Liberty Lovers of Bexar County, and provide you with tools and information as well as activities to help with the local effort.
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppresion; for if he violates this duty he estabalishes a precedent that will reach to himself." -Thomas Paine, Common Sense 1776