I had no idea his name has two r’s. Hmm.
“The power to tax, involves the power to destroy.”
Supreme Court Justice
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
After the Panic of 1819, several states blamed the Second Bank of the United States for causing the panic and retaliated with taxation. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall declared, “The power to tax, involves the power to destroy.”, and the states lacked the authority to destroy an agency created by the national government.
Eric Foner, 2014, Give Me Liberty
“…What can make an adequate satisfaction to them for the loss they suffered in attaining such a Government for the loss of their liberty? If we admit this Consolidated Government it will be because we like a great splendid one. Some way or other we must be a great and mighty empire; we must have an army, and a navy, and a number of things: When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, Sir was then the primary object…”
Source: Anti-Federalist Argument from The Complete Anti-Federalist Volume 1 pp. 285-90
Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?
-Juvenal Satire VI
“Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing sooner than of war.”
-Homer Illiad XIII
“Sanity is not statistical.”
1984 George Orwell
“The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking into the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.”
– 1984 George Orwell
“The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living. The love you gave in life keeps people alive beyond their time. Anyone who was given love will always live on in another’s heart.”
— Marcus Tullius Cicero
“they [facts] could be squeezed out of you by torture. But if the object was not to stay alive but to stay human, what difference did it ultimately make? They could not alter your feelings; for that matter you could not alter them yourself, even if you wanted to. They could lay bare in the utmost detail everything that you had done or said or thought; but the inner heart, whose workings were mysterious even to yourself,remained impregnable.”
– 1984 George Orwell
“They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening. By lack of understanding they remained sane. They simply swallowed everything, and what they swallowed did them no harm, because it left no residue behind, just as a grain of corn will pass undigested through the body of a bird.”
1984 -George Orwell