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Quote of the Day

There are two good things in life —
freedom of thought and freedom of action.

— W. Somerset Maugham

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Collectivism is defined as the theory and practice that makes some sort of group rather than the individual the fundamental unit of political, social, and economic concern. In theory, collectivists insist that the claims of groups, associations, or the state must normally supersede the claims of individuals.

— Stephen Grabill

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Collectivism holds that the individual has no rights, that his life and work belong to the group (to “society,” to the tribe, the state, the nation) and that the group may sacrifice him at its own whim to its own interests.  The only way to implement a doctrine of that kind is by means of brute force — and statism has always been the political corollary of collectivism.

— Ayn Rand

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Statism – the subordination of the individual to the state –
leads inevitably to the most hideous oppression.

— Andrew Bernstein

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Why is patriotism thought to be blind loyalty to the government and the politicians who run it, rather than loyalty to the principles of liberty and support for the people? Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong.

— Ron Paul

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The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.

— Max Stirner

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Unnecessary laws are not good laws, but traps for money.

— Thomas Hobbes

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There comes a time when a moral man can’t obey a law which his conscience tells him is unjust.

— Martin Luther King

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When a legislature undertakes to proscribe the exercise of a citizen’s constitutional rights it acts lawlessly and the citizen can take matters into his own hands and proceed on the basis that such a law is no law at all.

— Justice William O. Douglas

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If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.

— Henry David Thoreau