Religious faith is by nature the most fundamental set of beliefs that one can have. It is how a believer views the world, and is how the believer judges himself as well as the other people, things, and events in that world. It colors everything about them. It is for this reason that people who adopt a faith out of convenience appear so phony, and why it is simply not possible for an individual to have a religion d'jour.
If you can see something, and it is wrong, you can fight it with a reasonable chance of success. Fighting the nonexistent is worse than pointless: Don Quixote tilted at windmills, but at least windmills are real.
For any reputable person or organization to be successful, that person's or organization's actions must be based on solid information, not conspiracy theories, not hearsay, not rumors, and certainly not fear mongering.
There is a word we should be using towards government officials whenever they deny our individual rights: No. Being just a word, it isn't a strong weapon. But it is the intellectual wellspring from which all other weapons flow.
You've been taught to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's. Unlearn that lesson. Free men would not permit Caesar to exist.
The fire and passion in a militiaman’s eyes has not been extinguished; the brightness and eagerness remain. I want to be around such men, for they are the only ones worth knowing.
Appearance is irrelevant, perception is irrelevant; what matters is that reality exists and that we are capable of understanding it. This is the absolute key to survival. A man who lives by his mind, lives; a man who ignores his mind, thereby ignoring reality, dies. Simple.
The real acts of a real devil you know have been made acceptable by the fictitious actions of a nonexistent devil that you do not know.
If you stay true to your principles, you have confidence, conviction, purpose, values - in other words, you have a future.
Sometimes, the lessons that are learned by accident, or in the process of failing, are the most lasting.
People sell their soul in such small quantities - a seemingly trivial compromise here, a rationalization of a minor evil there - that they don't realize what they're doing until it is too late.
Monsters that live under children's beds have power only because of the child's ignorance. Thus the nonexistent becomes efficacious.
By sabotaging logic, the common frame of reference, and the common language, we have removed a safety valve that allows cultural divides to be resolved.
Justice can be achieved only if one has the pertinent facts, and excusing evil requires that those facts be obscured; justice is thus precluded.
When people come to a conclusion that is contrary to popular opinion, there’s a calm resolution to them, for they are experiencing a short burst of pride. They have just captured an intellectual territory, and they will hold that territory.
If you're gay and politically aware, you see politicians sacrifice American ideals in general and gays' lives in particular on the altars of tolerance and diversity. You see politicians and media pundits not only tolerating but embracing Islamic savages and their pedophile prophet. You see politicians put your right to life below a Muslim's right to escape from the countries they themselves created. You see politicians importing your own murderers. You see media pundits Balkanize the country into special interest groups to make it easy for politicians to divide and conquer - and you don't want to be conquered.
The period of time between eligibility to vote and the start of adulthood is a window of opportunity that the liberals are willing to exploit to their advantage.
Once value-laden facts become acceptable, then things like racist facts become acceptable, too – and then it becomes acceptable to reject any factual statement not because it is false, but because it is racist”. Thus, any Obama-esque national conversation about race becomes impossible.
Patriots must have the ideas and the tools so that we can recruit, sow the seeds of doubt, and take the fight to the enemy's safe place.
It doesn't take an army to change the world, or an average-sized militia group, either. All it takes is one individual to say the word No. Be it a man refusing to register for the draft, or be it a gun owner refusing to register his weapons in Connecticut, it is the same: defiance in the face of arbitrary authority.
Socialism, communism, and fascism are the political manifestations of unachievable ideals, carried to genocidal extremes.