It does not take a majority to prevail ... but
rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of
freedom in the minds of men.
— Attributed to Samuel Adams, but there is no evidence he wrote it, and the terms "irate" and "brushfire" are anachronistic. However, it is still a good saying, whoever wrote it.
Rights don't defend themselves. People have
only those rights they are willing and able to unite to defend, with
armed force if necessary. If you don't defend others when their rights
are violated, don't expect anyone to defend yours , and those rights
will be violated if they are not defended.
— Jon Roland, 1994
Scouts of America and Girl
Scouts of America — These two organizations are engaged in
what amounts to militia training of young people, although they are not
aware that that is what they are doing. This training needs to be
further developed to put more emphasis on military, law enforcement,
and disaster preparedness, and scouts need to be taught to interpret
The good men may do separately is small compared with
what they may do collectively. — Benjamin Franklin
for Local Sovereignty (CLS) — Educational public policy group
dedicated to the restoration of local self-government on the principle
that the supreme authority with respect to a given issue is the most
local authority that can resolve the issue.
International — Defend rights of political prisoners and
oppressed dissidents throughout the world.
Society for Individual Liberty (ISIL) — Members in over 80
countries dedicated to building a free and peaceful world, respect for
individual rights and liberties, and an open and competitive economic
system based on voluntary exchange and free trade.
Exchange — Lead role in organizing protests against several
world organizations that threaten human rights.
Other Non-Profit Organizations
Society — Support private schools using the
Lancasterian Monitorial System, a method that uses more advanced
students to teach less advanced students, and teach each at his or her
own best rate.
— Dedicated to the study religion and liberty, with a focus on the
thought of Lord Acton (1834-1902), famous for the 1887 quote: "Power
corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."