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My father taught that the only helping hand you’re ever going to be able to rely on is the one at the end of your sleeve.

— J. C. Watts, Jr.

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When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law.

— Frederic Bastiat

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Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

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From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor’s rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.

— Carl Schurz

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Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing. He is not a good man who, without a protest, allows wrong to be committed in his name, and with the means which he helps to supply, because he will not trouble himself to use his mind on the subject.

–John Stuart Mill

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Government cannot make us equal;
it can only recognize, respect, and
protect us as equal before the law.

— Clarence Thomas

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I heartily accept the motto, that government is best which governs least …
Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which I also believe, that government is best which governs not at all; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.

— Henry David Thoreau

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Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.

— H. L. Mencken

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All political theories assume, of course, that most individuals are very ignorant.
Those who plead for liberty differ from the rest in that they include among the ignorant themselves as well as the wisest.

— Friedrich August von Hayek

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Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action. — George Washington