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Don’t forget that pure democracy is a form of collectivism — it readily sacrifices individual rights to majority wishes. Since it involves no constitutional bill of rights, or at least, no working and effective one, the majority-of-the-moment can and does vote away the rights of the minority-of-the-moment, even of a single individual. This has been called ‘mob rule,’ the ‘tyranny of the majority’ and many other pejorative names. It is one of the greatest threats to liberty, the reason why America’s founding fathers wrote so much so disparagingly of pure democracy.

— Bert Rand

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True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success; the glorious inequality of talent, of genius; for inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world.

— Felix Emmanuel Schelling

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The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me.

They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can’t get and to promise to give it to them.

Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods.

— H. L. Mencken

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Anything other than free enterprise always means a society of compulsion and lower living standards, and any form of socialism strictly enforced means dictatorship and the total state. That this statement is still widely disputed only illustrates the degree to which malignant fantasy can capture the imagination of intellectuals.

— Lew Rockwell

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Since time immemorial, governments have claimed moral superiority. Yet they use laws to loot the productive wealth of working people and build palaces, pyramids, religious monuments, military forces, and other symbols of their power.

— Marisa Manley

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Government, in its very essence, is opposed to all increase in knowledge. Its tendency is always towards permanence and against change…[T]he progress of humanity, far from being the result of government, has been made entirely without its aid and in the face if its constant and bitter opposition.

— H. L. Mencken

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[G]overnment theft of private money and redistribution by a government elite is communism not democracy. … Communism has already been tried for over 70 years, and it doesn’t work because people work to support themselves, not their neighbors. When the rewards are confiscated and redistributed to others, people produce less or stop producing altogether. The quantity of “goods in common” declines until the system finally collapses and everybody is hungry, not just “the poor.” Then totalitarianism steps in to force people to produce (ask the Russians, the Poles, the Estonians).

— Don Hull

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There is no difference in principle, … between the economic philosophy of Nazism, socialism, communism, and fascism and that of the American welfare state and regulated economy.

— Jacob G. Hornberger

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Everything is backwards; everything is upside down.

Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, and religions destroy spirituality.

— Michael Ellner

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But when no risk is taken there is no freedom.

It is thus that, in an industrial society, the plethora of laws made for our personal safety convert the land into a nursery, and policemen hired to protect us become self-serving busybodies.

— Alan Watts