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Quote of the Day

“The mission of the law is not to oppress persons and plunder them of their property, even though the law may be acting in a philanthropic spirit. Its purpose is to protect persons and property…. If you exceed this proper limit — if you attempt to make the law religious, fraternal, equalizing, philanthropic, industrial, or artistic — you will then be lost in uncharted territory, in vagueness and uncertainty, in a forced utopia or, even worse, in a multitude of utopias, each striving to seize the law and impose it on you.”
— Frederic Bastiat

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“If you don’t know what you want, you’ll end up taking whatever you can get”

John Tabita

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“The policy of American government is to leave its citizens free,
neither restraining them nor aiding them in their pursuits.”
— Thomas Jefferson

 

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“How fortunate for governments that people do not think. There is no thinking except in giving and executing commands. If it were otherwise human society could not exist.”
— Adolf Hitler

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“When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion – when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you – when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice – you may know that your society is doomed.
— Ayn Rand

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“Do you think that we want those laws to be observed?
We want them broken. There’s no way to rule innocent men.
The only power the government has is the power to crack down
on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them.
One declares so many things to be a crime that
it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
— Ayn Rand

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“The problem is, of course, that not only is economics bankrupt
but it has always been nothing more than politics in disguise …
economics is a form of brain damage.”
— Hazel Henderson

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“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” — Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

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I think the chances of Obama being reelected are high, simply because more than half of United States citizens are big net recipients of state largesse. The U.S. has turned into a larger version of Argentina politically, where the electorate is effectively bribed to vote for the biggest thief. It is likely to turn out much worse than Argentina, however. Unlike the Argentines, the U.S. government is fairly efficient. And, unlike Argentina, the U.S. is rapidly turning into a police state.
— Doug Casey

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The good man, though a slave, is free; the wicked, though he reigns, is
a slave, and not the slave of a single man, but — what is worse — the
slave of as many masters as he has vices.
–Augustine of Hippo