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“When a legislature decides to steal some of our rights and plans to use police
force to accomplish it, what’s the real difference between them and the thief?
Darn little! They hide behind the excuse that they’re legislating
democratically. The fact they do it by a majority vote has no moral
significance whatsoever. Numerical might does not constitute right, no more
than a lynch mob can justify its act because a majority participated.”
— H. L. Richardson

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“The only ends for which governments are constituted, and obedience rendered to them, are the obtaining of justice and protection; and they who cannot provide for both give the people a right of taking such ways as best please themselves, in order to their own safety.”
— Algernon Sidney

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“The strongest argument for free enterprise is that it prevents anybody from having too much power. Whether that person is a government official, a trade union official, or a business executive. If forces them to put up or shut up. They either have to deliver the goods, produce something that people are willing to pay for, are willing to buy, or else they have to go into a different business.”
— Milton Friedman

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It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society — the farmers, mechanics, and laborers — who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government.
–Andrew Jackson

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“You can’t save free markets by socialism, I don’t know where this idea ever
came from. You save free markets by promoting free markets and sound money and
balanced budgets. The whole reason why nobody wants to address the real problem
is, we’re spending a trillion dollars a year overseas running an empire, and
it’s coming to an end. This country is bankrupt, and we won’t admit it.
Eventually though, the dollar will go bust, and we will bring our troops home,
and we will live within our means, but we ought to do it sensibly, rather than
waiting for the collapse of the dollar, and this is what we’re doing, we’re on
the verge of destroying our dollar. And then, you think we have problems now,
problems then will be a lot worse, it’d look like the Weimar Republic, or a
third world nation. And a lot of people know that, and they’re scared to death,
but we don’t need to be making the problem worse by just propping up everything
with more government programs, more inflation, and more helicopters, it won’t
work.”
— Dr. Ron Paul

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“Power always corrupts, and the power of government to tell people how to live their lives or to transfer money from those who earn it to others is always a temptation to corruption. Taxes and regulations reduce people’s incentive to produce wealth, and government transfer programs reduce people’s incentive to work, to save, and to help family and friends in case of sickness, disability, or retirement. …[I]t is nonetheless clear that government enterprises are less efficient, less innovative, and more wasteful than private firms…. [C]ompare what it’s like to call American Express versus the IRS to correct problems. Or compare a private apartment building with public housing.”
— David Boaz

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“Left has come to represent increasing government control. The extreme leftist typically seeks total government. Working their way toward total government power are the Communists, socialists, fascists, and modern liberals who advocate government solutions for every real or imagined problem.”
— John F. McManus

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“Government control of the economy, no matter in whose behalf, has been the source of all the evils in our industrial society -– and the solution is laissez-faire capitalism, i.e., the abolition of any and all forms of intervention in production and trade, the separation of State and Economics, in the same way and for the same reasons as the separation of Church and State.”
— Ayn Rand

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“[T]he sprawl of government into every conceivable realm of life has caused the
withering of traditional institutions. Fathers become unnecessary if the
government provides Aid to Families with Dependent Children. Church charities
lose their mission when the government provides food, shelter and income to the
poor. And the non-poor no longer feel pressed to provide aid to those in need,
be they aged parents or their unfortunate neighbors—“compassion” having become
the province of the state.”
— Mona Charen