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I have said I do not dread industrial corporations as instruments of power to destroy this country, because there are a thousand agencies which can regulate, restrain and control them; but there is a corporation we may all dread. That corporation is the federal government. From the aggressions of this corporation, there can be no safety, if it is allowed to go beyond the well defined limits of its powers. I dread nothing so much as the exercise of ungranted and doubtful powers by the government. It is, in my opinion, the danger of dangers to the future of this country. Let us be sure to keep it always within its limits. If this great, ambitious, ever growing corporation becomes oppressive, who shall check it? If it becomes too wayward who shall control it? If it becomes unjust, who shall trust it? As sentinels of the country’s watchtower, Senators, I beseech you to watch and guard with sleepless dread, that corporation which can make all property and rights, all states and people, all liberty and hope its plaything in an hour, and its victims forever.

— Benjamin H. Hill

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Always remember the difference between economic power and political power: You can refuse to hire someone’s services or buy his products in the private sector and go somewhere else instead. In the public sector, though, if you refuse to¬†accept a politician’s or bureaucrat’s product or services you go to jail.

Ultimately, after all, all regulations are observed and all taxes are paid at gunpoint. I believe those few who can’t even see that have been short-sighted sheep, and I suggest they learn how to think conceptually, develop consistency¬†and grasp principles soon.

— Rick Gaber

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The law, unfortunately, has always been retained on the side of power; laws have uniformly been enacted for the protection and perpetuation of power.

— Thomas Cooper

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If ye love wealth better than liberty,the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace.

We ask not your counsels or your arms.

Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

— Samuel Adams

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The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That’s one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can ever help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population — the intelligent ones or the fools? I think we can agree it’s the fools, no matter where you go in this world, it’s the fools that form the overwhelming majority.

— Henrik Ibsen

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By far the most numerous and most flagrant violations of personal liberty and
individual rights are performed by governments. The major crimes throughout
history, the ones executed on the largest scale, have been committed not by
individuals or bands of individuals but by governments, as a deliberate policy
of those governments, that is, by the official representatives of governments,
acting in their official capacity.

— John Hospers

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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 E. Schelling

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The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to prevailing superstition or taboo.

— H. L. Mencken

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Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress.

— Frederick Douglass

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.

To be your own man is hard business.

If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened.

But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

— Rudyard Kipling