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Quote of the Day

“Three groups spend other people’s money:
children, thieves, politicians.
All three need supervision.”
— Dick Armey

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“If the major opportunities for future growth of government lie in the area of
conventional taxation, are there any defenses available to the citizenry? …
Perhaps the most fruitful advice comes in two parts. The first piece of advice
is to avoid war and the rumor of war: this is history’s greatest boon to the
tax man. … The second piece of advice is to seek ways of inhibiting
government’s ability conveniently to increase its collections. Possibly the
very increase in that ability that is in prospect can be turned to account by a
constitutional provision which forbade the income tax, and perhaps even the
storage of information regarding individual incomes by third parties, including
government.”
— Benjamin Ward

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“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.”

— Alexander Hamilton

Quote of the Day

“Reason obeys itself; and ignorance does whatever is dictated to it.”

— Thomas Paine

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“Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.”

— Arthur Freed

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“It’s ours to right the great wrong done,
Ten thousand years ago —
The State, conceived in blood and hate,
Remains our only foe!
Oh, join us, brothers, join us, sisters,
Victory is nigh!
Come meet your fate, destroy the State,
And raise black banners high!”
— Murray N. Rothbard

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“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia! What a noble cause to fight!”
— Ludwig von Mises

Quote of the Day

“The value of paper money is precisely the value of a politician’s promise, as
high or low as you put that; the value of gold is protected by the inability of
politicians to manufacture it.”
— Sir William Rees-Mogg

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Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.

–HonorĂ© de Balzac

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“Socialism is not in the least what it pretends to be. It is not the pioneer of
a better and finer world, but the spoiler of what thousands of years of
civilization have created. It does not build, it destroys. For destruction is
the essence of it. It produces nothing, it only consumes what the social order
based on private ownership in the means of production has created.”

— Ludwig von Mises