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” If I said, “The live-and-let-live people I’ve met are generally warm and generous, although often reserved and respectful, while the control freaks I’ve met are generally cynical, mean and aggressively obnoxious,” would that seem likely to be true?
Of course it does. It IS true, and it’s obviously logically consistent and what you’d expect.
BUT, if I said, “I’ve found the intellectual defenders of private property and laissez-faire capitalism whom I’ve met to be generally warm and generous, while the so-called “liberal” defenders of the welfare state I’ve found to be often cynical, mean and tight-fisted in their personal lives,” would THAT seem likely to be true?
Think about it. Well, it’s also true…. it’s a matter of semantics, or word choice. BECAUSE BOTH SENTENCES SAY EXACTLY THE SAME THING. ”
— Rick Gaber

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“By giving the government unlimited powers,
the most arbitrary rule can be made legal;
and in this way a democracy may set up
the most complete despotism imaginable.”
— Friedrich August von Hayek

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“I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors. He who reads nothing will still learn the great facts, and the details are all false.”
— Thomas Jefferson

Liberalismo

Debemos promover la idea de un mundo compuesto por decenas de miles de ciudades libres independientes tales como hoy son Hong Kong y Singapur (…) con gobiernos pequeños y liberales, económicamente integradas a través del libre comercio y un dinero-mercancía tal como el oro.

— Herman Hans-Hoppe

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While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it.
If at the end your cheerfulness is not justified, at any rate you will have been cheerful.
  --H. G. Wells

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“Statists relish ‘crises’ because they can be used to force more controls into our lives.”
— William P. Hoar

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“Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant.”
— James Madison

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“Is there a greater tragedy imaginable than that, in our endeavour consciously to shape our future in accordance with high ideals, we should in fact unwittingly produce the very opposite of what we have been striving for?”
— Friedrich August von Hayek

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In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
  --Samuel Johnson

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“Bill [Clinton] hates them [refugees] and fears them, especially the Cubans.

Bill knows the Cubans are crazy. Only crazy people would flee from a country with free medical care, guaranteed employment for life, and first-rate gun control. The president and his sanctimonious twit of a wife have worked for decades to build a society like this, and here people are taking their lives in their hands to get away from it.

… Let’s face facts about our disgusting political opponents. We’ve been nice to the socialists for too long. They’re thugs. The socialist dream is to control people, to oppress and exploit them for some “higher” goal. And how are the socialists ever going to be able to control people brave enough to sail to Florida in a rum carton?

… A civilized society should no more tolerate the presence of a socialist than the presence of a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Indeed, it may be argued that socialism is worse than the KKK, insofar as Klansman only hate some people while socialists hate them all.”

— P. J. O’Rourke