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Quote of the Day

True liberty cannot exist apart from the full rights of property, for property is the only crystallized form of free faculties…
The whole meaning of socialism is a systematic glorification of force…
No literary phrases about social organisms are potent enough to evaporate the individual, who is the prime, indispensable, irreducible element.

— Auberon Herbert

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The secret to happiness is to live like everyone else, yet to be like no -other.

— Simone de Beauvoir

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To the frustrated, freedom from responsibility is more attractive than freedom from restraint.
They are eager to barter their independence for relief from the burdens of willing, deciding and being responsible for inevitable failure.
They willingly abdicate the directing of their lives to those who want to plan, command and shoulder all responsibility.

— Eric Hoffer

Quote of the Day

The Tenth Commandment sends a message
to socialists, to egalitarians, to people obsessed with fairness,
to American presidential candidates in the year 2000 —
to everyone who believes that wealth should be redistributed.
And that message is clear and concise: Go to Hell.

— P. J. O’Rourke

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Government by idea tends to take in everything,
to make the whole of society obedient to the idea.
Spaces not so governed are unconquered,
beyond the border, unconverted, a future danger.

— Lord Acton

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No one ever heard of the truth being enforced by law.

Whenever the secular arm is called in to sustain an idea, whether new or old, it is always a bad idea, and not infrequently it is downright idiotic.

— H. L. Mencken

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The greatest danger to liberty today
comes from the men who are most needed
and most powerful in modern government,
namely, the efficient expert administrators
exclusively concerned with what they regard
as the public good.
— Friedrich August von Hayek

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The more subsidized it is, the less free it is. What is known as ‘free education’ is the least free of all, for it is a state-owned institution; it is socialized education — just like socialized medicine or the socialized post office — and cannot possibly be separated from political control.

— Frank Chodorov

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The maxim, that governments ought to train the people in the way
in which they should go, sounds well.  But is there any reason for
believing that a government is more likely to lead the people in the
right way than the people to fall into the right way of themselves?

— Thomas Babington Macaulay

Quote of the Day

Historically, much of the motivation for public schooling
has been to stifle variety and institute social control.

— Jack Hugh