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“Freedom of movement is the very essence of our free society — once the right to travel is curtailed, all other rights suffer.”
— William O. Douglas

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“Liberty’s view of the government could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it works, work with it.
If it doesn’t, work against it.
If it works you over, abolish it.”
— Angel Shamaya

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“Right now, I’d rather be in Sweden than in the U.S. because we have seen the problems and are moving away from the welfare state. On your side of the Atlantic you are moving right into it, and you risk destroying your country.”
— Ian Wachtmeister

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“I believe that the USA is the greatest country in history and for good reasons, but the USA has been changing and not for the better. Our free society has been falling prey to a more repressive system with methods for the increased control of people. The return of groups and individuals to the controlling ideology of Imperialism and Marxism using the structures of Corporatism, Socialism and Democracy. The result is that this nation’s foundational principles based on the ideology of Liberty are now in danger of extinction.”
— Darren Perkins

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“I too entered the Lager as a nonbeliever, and as a nonbeliever I was liberated and have lived to this day. Actually, the experience of the Lager with its frightful iniquity confirmed me in my nonbelief. It has prevented me, and still prevents me, from conceiving of any form of providence or transcendent justice…I must nevertheless admit that I experienced (and again only once) the temptation to yield, to seek refuge in prayer. This happened in October 1944, in the one moment in which I lucidly perceived the imminence of death…naked and compressed among my naked companions with my personal index card in hand, I was waiting to file past the ‘commission’ that with one glance would decide whether I should go immediately into the gas chamber or was instead strong enough to go on working. For one instance I felt the need to ask for help and asylum; then, despite my anguish, equanimity prevailed: one does not change the rules of the game at the end of the match, nor when you are losing. A prayer under these conditions would have been not only absurd (what rights could I claim? and from whom?) but blasphemous, obscene, laden with the greatest impiety of which a nonbeliever is capable. I rejected the temptation: I knew that otherwise were I to survive, I would have to be ashamed of it.”

—FROM PRIMO LEVI: THE DROWNED AND THE SAVED

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“The best of all government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.”

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“There is no such thing as a majority right. Only those who understand and act according to this principle can promote true freedom.”

— Harry H. Hoiles

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“It is the growing custom to narrow control, concentrate power, disregard and disfranchise the public;
and assuming that certain powers by divine right of money-raising or by sheer assumption, have the power to do as they think best without consulting the wisdom of mankind.”
— W. E. B. Du Bois

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“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations,
the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.”
— Dresden James

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“Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do.” — Robin George Collingwood