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Quote of the Day

If every person has the right to defend — even by force — his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. Thus the principle of collective right — its reason for existing, its lawfulness — is based on individual right. And the common force that protects this collective right cannot logically have any other purpose or any other mission than that for which it acts as a substitute. Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force — for the same reason — cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.

— Frederic Bastiat

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The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians.

— Angelica Grimke

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When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.

— Benjamin Franklin

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The American Republic will endure, until politicians
realize they can bribe the people with their own money.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

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Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state.

They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.

— Frederic Bastiat

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Our ultimate freedom
is the right and power to decide
how anybody or anything
outside of ourselves will affect us.

— Steven R. Covey

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Once the government becomes the supplier of people’s needs,
there is no limit to the needs that will be claimed as a basic right.

— Lawrence Auster