Archive for the ‘Freedom’ Category

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The politicians don’t just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless.

— James Dale Davidson

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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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For in a Republic, who is ‘the country?’ Is it the Government which is for the moment in the saddle? Why, the Government is merely a servant — merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn’t. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.

— Mark Twain

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No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to.
The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore our belief in our own guidance.

— Henry Miller

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Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame and danger that their acts would otherwise involve… But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons to whom it doesn’t belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish that law without delay … No legal plunder; this is the principle of justice, peace, order, stability, harmony and logic.

— Frederic Bastiat

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We seem to be getting closer and closer to a situation where nobody is responsible for what they did but we are all responsible for what somebody else did.

— Thomas Sowell

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And this I must fight against: any idea, religion or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about. I can understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the free mind, for this is the one thing which can by inspection destroy such a system.

— John Steinbeck

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Rousseau had it backwards. We are NOT born free. We are born in the chains of the random and the reflexive, and are ignorant and unreasonable by simple nature. We must learn to be free, to organize the random and detect the reflexive, to acquire the knowledge of particulars and the powers of reason. The examined life is impossible if we cannot examine, order, classify, define, distinguish, always in minute particulars.

— Richard Mitchell

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Did I say “republic?” By God, yes, I said “republic!”. Long live the glorious republic of the United States of America.

Damn democracy. It is a fraudulent term used, often by ignorant persons but no less often by intellectual fakers, to describe an infamous mixture of socialism, graft, confiscation of property and denial of personal rights to individuals whose virtuous principles make them offensive.

— Westbrook Pegler

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Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.

— Oscar Ameringer