"We have the greatest opportunity the world has ever seen,
as long as we remain honest - which will be as long as we
can keep the attention of our people alive. If they once
become inattentive to public affairs, you and I, and
Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors would all
"Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse
of "emergency". It was the tactic of Lenin, Hitler, and
Mussolini. In the collectivist sweep over a dozen minor
countries of Europe, it was the cry of men striving to get
on horseback. And "emergency" became the justification of
the subsequent steps. This technique of creating emergency
is the greatest achievement that demagoguery attains."
"Sed quis custodiet ipsos Custodes? (Who is to guard
the guardians themselves?)"
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"Give me six lines written by the most honourable of men,
and I will find an excuse in them to hang him."
"In the twentieth century being "well-spoken" came to mean
speaking in such as way that you can't easily be discredited
by being quoted out of context."
Student Government - The principles of constitutional republican government also apply, with some adaptations, to this formative experience of future constitutionalists.
|"It isn't what we
don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that
|"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man;
brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however,
the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a
[Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)]
|Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who
mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the
power which knowledge gives.
[James Madison, Letter to W.T. Barry, August 4, 1822]
Chat and Forums
Audio Texts - You will usually need to download and install a player such as Realplayer.
|"One of the first rules of effective communication is to
so compose the message as to anticipate all the ways it
could be misinterpreted, and minimize such
misinterpretation. This is especially important with laws,
which are messages from the past to the future. It is well
to keep in mind Murphy's Law of Lawmaking: "If it can be
misinterpreted it will be, and it will be misinterpreted
in the worst way possible."
[Jon Roland, 1997]
Letter to editors
|"I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too
much upon constitutions, upon laws and upon courts. These
are false hopes, believe me, these are false hopes.
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies
there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no
constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help
it. While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law,
no court to save it."
[ Judge Learned Hand]
Editors to whom letters might be sent
|"You may think the Constitution is your security -- it
is nothing but a piece of paper. You may think that the
statutes are your security --they are nothing but words in
a book. You may think the elaborate mechanism of
government is your security -- it is nothing at all unless
you have sound and uncorrupted public opinion to give life
to your Constitution, to give vitality to your statutes,
to make efficient your machinery."
[Justice Charles Evans Hughes]
|"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I
can do something. And what I can do, I will do."
[ D. L. Moody (1837-99), paraphrased. Similar to saying of Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)]
Talk Radio, Television & Webcasting
The first of these is a local database of talk radio and TV stations and programs. The others mix talk media with other kinds, so you will have to pick out those which can serve as outlets for alternative news and opinion.
"Throughout human history mankind has always been only one
generation away from barbarism"
College or postgraduate institutions
These are a few institutions which offer courses that are avoid statist dogma.
Homeschooling Resources - We can hardly do justice to all the sites that have emerged, but here is a sample:
Teacher Honor Roll - Here are a few teachers who are doing a good job of teaching constitutional principles.
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