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Socialism is the idea that violent force is an appropriate response to peaceful, voluntary exchange.
— Frank Fleming

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We have on the one hand a desperate need; hunger, sickness, and the dread of war. We have, on the other, the conception of something that might meet it: omnicompetent global technocracy. Are not these the ideal opportunity for enslavement? This is how it has entered before; a desperate need (real or apparent) in the one party, a power (real or apparent) to relieve it, in the other.

— C. S. Lewis

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This leftist political strategy to win office and power relies on something very powerful: the desire to increase the number of citizens who are dependent on getting money that is taken from other citizens.

Sadly, this strategy has worked for half a century! And now it works because citizens who are trapped in this nightmare do not want their government money taken away from them!

— Star Parker

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Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty
when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are
naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded
rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment
by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

— Justice Louis D. Brandeis

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Government is like fire.

If it is kept within bounds and under the control of the people,
it contributes to the welfare of all.

But if it gets out of place, if it gets too big and out of control, it destroys the happiness and even the lives of the people.

— Harold E. Stassen

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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

— C. S. Lewis

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Times of tragedy and war naturally bring out strong emotions… Sometimes people are only too anxious to sacrifice their constitutional liberties during a crisis, hoping to gain some measure of security. Yet nothing would please terrorists more than if we willingly gave up our cherished liberties because of their actions.

— Dr. Ron Paul

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Any formal attack on ignorance
      is bound to fail
 because the masses are always
      ready to defend
their most precious possession
    — their ignorance.

— Hendrik van Loon

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Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home
is to be charged to the provisions against danger,
real or pretended, from abroad.

— James Madison

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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an
endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

— H. L. Mencken