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Quote of the Day

“It’s a mistake to think that poor people get the benefit from the welfare
system. It’s a total fraud. Most welfare go to the rich of this country: the
military-industrial complex, the bankers, the foreign dictators, it’s totally
out of control. […] This idea that the government has services or goods that
they can pass on is a complete farce. Governments have nothing. They can’t
create anything, they never have. All they can do is steal from one group and give it to another at the destruction of the principles of freedom, and we
ought to challenge that concept.”
— Ron Paul

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“Monetary policy today is guided by little more than government fiat — by the calculations, often mistaken economic theories, and whims of central bankers or, even worse, politicians. Under such a regime, inflation of three or four percent annually has come to be viewed as a stellar monetary performance. However, under a more sound monetary system — i.e., a gold standard — such increases in the general price level would be seen as wildly inflationary.”
— Raymond J. Keating

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“How bad do things have to get before you do something? Do they have to take away all your property? Do they have to license every activity that you want to engage in? Do they have to start throwing you on cattle cars before you say “now wait a minute, I don’t think this is a good idea.” How long is it going to be before you finally resist and say “No, I will not comply. Period!” Ask yourself now because sooner or later you are going to come to that line, and when they cross it, you’re going to say well now cross this line; ok now cross that line; ok now cross this line. Pretty soon you’re in a corner. Sooner or later you’ve got to stand your ground whether anybody else does or not. That is what liberty is all about.”
— Michael Badnarik

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“The people themselves, not their government, should be trusted
with spending their own money and making their own decisions.”
— Richard Armey

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“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things bought
and sold are legislators.”
— P. J. O’Rourke

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“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
— Benjamin Franklin

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“No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”
— Patrick Henry

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“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.”
— Patrick Henry

Quote of the Day

“Better to dwell in freedom’s hall,
With a cold damp floor and mouldering wall,
Than bow the head and bend the knee
In the proudest palace of slaverie.”
— Thomas Moore