Almost like he foresaw the future.
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not”
“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debs as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one half the wars of the world”
“I predict future happiness for the Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them”
“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government”
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms”
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government”
“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.”