“Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties: 1. Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise depository of the public interests. In every country these two parties exist; and in every one where they are free to think, speak, and write, they will declare themselves.” ~Thomas Jefferson, 1824

“War is caused by the ancient pagan belief that Authority controls individuals and must and should control them. This belief is in individual minds, and no force whatever can change any man’s mind. War will end when a majority of men on this earth know that every man is free. Each person must see for himself that every one is self-controlling and responsible. So long as any large group of persons anywhere on this earth believe the ancient superstition that some authority is responsible for their welfare, they will set up some image of that authority and try to obey it. The result will be poverty and war.” ~Rose Wilder Lane