Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 – December 19,1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1911. As a candidate for President of the U.S. , Norman Thomas said, in a 1944 epoch speech:

“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism”, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”
He went on to say: “I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”

“In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is the law firm, and three or more is a congress.”  — John Adams

“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.”  — Mark Twain

“A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. ”   G. Gordon Liddy

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”  James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. “– P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.” — Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” — Ronald Reagan (1986)

“I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” –Will Rogers

“If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free!” P.J. O’Rourke

“In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.”     Voltaire (1764)

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you! ”    Pericles (430 B.C.)

“No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.”    — Mark Twain (1866)

“Talk is cheap…except when Congress does it.”        Anonymous

“The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.”    — Ronald Reagan

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.”               — Winston Churchill

“The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. ”        Mark Twain

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy  out of freedom.  What one person receives without working for,  another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot  give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from  somebody else.  When half of the people get the idea that they do  not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them,  and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work  because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that  my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.  You cannot  multiply wealth by dividing it.”    Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 – 2005

In order to comply with truth and disclosure laws, isn’t this what our preamble should state?

“We the Corporations of the United States, in Order to more perfectly Screw the People; make Higher Profits; insure domestic and worldwide Captive Markets; provide for the corporate Safety Nets and Tax Breaks; promote the general Education of Sheeple who have learned to shut up, do what they’re told, and not to ask questions; and secure the Blessings of Wealth to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Corporations of the United States of America.”     Suzanne Birrell Jones 1998

“Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”   Friedrich Nietzche (1844 – 1900)

“History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.”     Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821)

“As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.” Christopher Dawson 1889-From: The Judgment of the Nations, 1942

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” Thomas Jefferson

“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.” Thomas Jefferson

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” Thomas Jefferson

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” Thomas Jefferson

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” Thomas Jefferson

Money, in and of itself, is simply an illusion.  The idea of money is a philosophy to facilitate commerce within a community.  As such, it is supposed to be a medium of exchange as opposed to one of domination.  -Suzanne Birrell 2011