“Let us determine that we
shall not allow the state to be our master, but that we shall be the masters of
the state. The long road of history is lined with the ruins of those
states which bought the souls and the wills of their peoples by the lure of a
granted security, and then led them to ruin by the same mirage. The world
does not need one more such ruin. It needs a people who will be really
secure and enduring, as far as mortal life is possible -- secure and enduring
because each member or society is a person who accepts his and her
responsibilities as duties, and asks only that the state act to keep the
avenues of freedom open.” – Russell
J. Clinchy, The Freeman [November 1980]
“The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain
subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond
the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles
to be applied by the courts. One’s right
to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of
worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to
vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.” - Justice Robert H. Jackson
“History is strewn with the wreckage of men and of nations lured
to their destruction by the bait of something for nothing—lured by smoothly
planned appeals to the criminal tendencies that lie dormant and unrecognized in
almost everybody. And the lure succeeded
only because its true nature was invariably hidden under a barrage of righteous
propaganda.” - F. L. Maus
“According to our forefathers, individual persons have natural
and inherent rights. The purpose of
government is to protect those rights.
And the powers not specifically delegated to government for that purpose
are retained by the people themselves.
Further, when government exceeds its proper function and attempts to
deprive persons of their natural rights, the people are fully justified in
rebelling and establishing new government.” - Dean Russell
“Men live their lives within a
framework of customary relations and patterns for achieving their ends and
solving their problems. In the absence of positive force, they have worked out
and accepted these patterns voluntarily, or they submit to them willingly. Any
alteration of these by government involves the use or threat of force, for that
is how governments operate. The old order must be replaced by a new order for
the reform to be achieved. The result of the forceful effort to do this is
disorder.” - Clarence B.
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