Libertarian Quotes

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1. “There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”

Tags : Crime Government Innocence Law Libertarian
Author : Ayn Rand

2. “We cannot have a world where everyone is a victim. "I'm this way because my father made me this way. I'm this way because my husband made me this way." Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us. But then you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible.”

Tags : America Art Criticism Culture Democrat Inspirational Liberal Libertarian Republican Responsibility Sex Trauma Victim

3. “To live in a state of liberty is not to live apart from law. It is, on the contrary, to live under the highest law, the only law that can really profit a man, the law which is consciously and deliberately imposed by himself on himself.”

Tags : Anarchy Ancap Common Law Ethics First Principles Free Free Market Freedom Libertarian Liberty Morality Morals Non Aggression Principle Society Trade Universal Voluntaryism

4. “The "right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" begins with "life", and "life" begins at conception.”

Tags : Abortion Abortion Rights Buck V Bell Civil Rights Eugenics Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Life And Liberty Pro Life Right To Life Roe V Wade
Author : A.E. Samaan

5. “Liberty will never yield equality. Freewill produces a mess that you either accept or reject in favor of slavery.”

Tags : Conservative Equal Opportunity Equality Freedom Freewill Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty
Author : A.E. Samaan

6. “There is no more precious currency than the unfettered liberty to explore while engaged in an "Idea Economy". You cannot centrally plan the "Idea Economy" any more than you can plan fun or spontaneity. Regulations are restraints in an "Idea Economy". The entrepreneur is either free to experiment or not.”

Tags : Capitalism Entrepreneurial Capitalism Free Market Free Market Ideology Free Market System Freedom Futurism Futurists Government Regulation Idea Economy Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Technological Advancement Technological Evolution Technology
Author : A.E. Samaan

7. “Individuals can only volunteer their will. The collective has no rights if not by the use of force and coercion. Collectivism is not a collection of individuals; It is the complete denial of the individual and its rights. Socialism is not cooperation of individuals; it is the denial of individual rights and individual dignity.”

Tags : Collectivism Collectivist Communism Communist Democratic Socialist Freedom Government Abuse Government Regulation Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Progressive Progressivism Socialism Socialist
Author : A.E. Samaan

8. “Very few tyrants argued for the slavery of the masses. Instead, they argued for their right to protect the people from themselves.”

Tags : Communism Government Abuse Government Plantation Government Regulation Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Slavery Slavery History Totalitarian Totalitarianism Tyrannical Tyrants
Author : A.E. Samaan

9. “Regulations in an "Idea Economy" are restraints on innovation.”

Tags : Central Planners Freedom Government Regulation Idea Economy Innovate Innovation Innovation Potential Libertarian Libertarian Party Libertarianism Liberty Planned Economies Technological Development Technology
Author : A.E. Samaan

10. “Legislating morality grows big government immensely, and helps fashion the noose the government will use to ultimately hang you by.”

Tags : Big Government Central Planners Central Planning Freedom Government Abuse Government Regulation Legislation Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Progressivism Social Engineering
Author : A.E. Samaan

11. “According to an original reading of the Constitution and Declaration, the intrusiveness that is an inevitable part of big government is an offense against its people.”

Tags : Big Government Constitution Declaration Of Independence Government Programs Government Regulation Government Spending Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty
Author : A.E. Samaan

12. “I am not interested in having freedom from burdens. I don't need any authority to free me from responsibility.I am not interested in having freedoms within an authoritarian's parameters. I am only interested in self-determination.I have only respect for liberty as I am a libertarian.”

Tags : Authoritarian Authoritarianism Bill Of Rights Civil Rights Freedom Government Regulation Individual Liberty Individualist Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Rights Statist
Author : A.E. Samaan

13. “You can get to oppression through regulation, especially in an "Idea Economy" which necessitates liberty of the mind to explore.”

Tags : Central Planners Government Regulation Idea Economy Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Oppression Planned Economies Progressive Policy Technological Evolution Technological Progress Technology
Author : A.E. Samaan

14. “What is peculiar and novel to our age is that the principal goal of politics in every advanced society is not, strictly speaking, a political one, that is today, it is not concerned with human beings as persons and citizens, but with human bodies. ... In all technologically advanced countries today, whatever political label they give themselves, their policies have, essentially, the same goal: to guarantee to every member of society, as a psychophysical organism, the right to physical and mental health.”

Tags : Coercion Collectivism Doctors Free Markets Freedom Health Care Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Medicine Nanny State Psychiatry Responsibility Rights Socialism Socialized Medicine Statism System Taxation Violation
Author : W.H. Auden

15. “[And conversely, Woodrow Wilson finishes dead last.]Yes [...] I think World War I was avoidable for the United States, certainly; we kind of look back on Germany as being 'evil' (because of World War II), but back in World War I it was much more ambiguous who was at fault - and the allies, including our French and British allies and the Russians also were at fault - and after World War I there was a revulsion because the Bolsheviks released their correspondences with Britain and France: Britain and France were trying to grab colonies, and so the American people said, 'We were fighting...we lost all these people in this massive war just to help these people grab territory?' So there was a revulsion at that time; we don't hear that now because we're distant from it.Woodrow Wilson has been elevated as one of the better presidents but I think if you go back and look at it, the war was avoidable...and of course Woodrow Wilson helped bring Hitler to power by insisting on the abdication of the Kaiser after World War I - which was totally unnecessary. Germany was a constitutional monarchy before the war, and was vilified. It was actually the most aggressive state in Europe [...] and there were many things wrong with the Kaiser's personality, but I think Germany is unnecessarily vilified for that war.”

Tags : Corruption Democrat Dictator Foreign Policy France Germany Government Japan Libertarian Monarch Non Interventionist President Republican Woodrow Wilson World War I World War Ii
Author : Ivan Eland

16. “All laws which can be violated without doing any one any injury are laughed at. Nay, so far are they from doing anything to control the desires and passions of men that, on the contrary, they direct and incite men's thoughts the more toward those very objects, for we always strive toward what is forbidden and desire the things we are not allowed to have. And men of leisure are never deficient in the ingenuity needed to enable them to outwit laws framed to regulate things which cannot be entirely forbidden... He who tries to determine everything by law will foment crime rather than lessen it.”

Tags : Anarchy Coercion Drugs Ethics Freedom Government Immorality Legality Libertarian Liberty Morality Prohibition Regulations State Statism Voluntaryism War

17. “Politics: the art of using euphemisms, lies, emotionalism and fear-mongering to dupe average people into accepting--or even demanding--their own enslavement.”

Tags : Abuse Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Coercion Democracy Elections Freedom Government Libertarian Liberty Religion Slavery Sophism Statism Stockholm Syndrome Superstition Taxation Violence Voluntaryism Voting
Author : Larken Rose

18. “The truth is, one who seeks to achieve freedom by petitioning those in power to give it to him has already failed, regardless of the response. To beg for the blessing of “authority” is to accept that the choice is the master’s alone to make, which means that the person is already, by definition, a slave.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Coercion Collectivism Free Free Markets Freedom Government Individual Freedom Individualism Laissez Faire Masters Natural Law Non Aggression Principle Petition Politics Socialism State Theft Totalitarian Trade Voluntaryism Voluntaryist
Author : Larken Rose

19. “People are more willing to support the exercise of authority over themselves when they believe it to be an objective, neutral feature of the natural world. This was the idea behind the concept of the divine right of kings. By making the king appear to be an integral part of God's plan for the world rather than an ordinary human being dominating his fellows by brute force, the public could be more easily persuaded to bow to his authority. However, when the doctrine of divine right became discredited, a replacement was needed to ensure that the public did not view political authority as merely the exercise of naked power. That replacement is the concept of the rule of law.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Coercion Freedom Government History Libertarian Liberty Nap Narionalism Non Aggression Principle Politics Socialism Statism Subjugation Voluntaryism
Author : John Hasnas

20. “The instant that any government obtains a monetary printing press, it becomes a deeply dishonest government, empowered to rob people by stealth. A government with the power to print money knows no limits.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Austrian Economics Austrian School Of Economics Collectivism Free Market Freedom Gang Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Mafia Nap Non Aggression Principle Politics Slavery Socialism Taxation Theft Thieves Violence

21. “There is no difference between the principles, policies and practical results of socialism—and those of any historical or prehistorical tyranny. Socialism is merely democratic absolute monarchy—that is, a system of absolutism without a fixed head, open to seizure of power by all corners, by any ruthless climber, opportunist, adventurer, demagogue or thug.”

Tags : Capitalism Communism Control Evil Freaks Free Markets Free Trade Freedom Government Initiation Of Force Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Non Aggression Principle Politics Regulations Statism Subjugation Taxation Theft Tyranny Voluntaryism
Author : Ayn Rand

22. “Government as we now know it in the USA and other economically advanced countries is so manifestly horrifying, so corrupt, counterproductive, and outright vicious, that one might well wonder how it continues to enjoy so much popular legitimacy and to be perceived so widely as not only tolerable but indispensable. The answer, in overwhelming part, may be reduced to a two-part formula: bribes and bamboozlement (classically "bread and circuses"). Under the former rubric falls the vast array of government "benefits" and goodies of all sorts, from corporate subsidies and privileges to professional grants and contracts to welfare payments and health care for low-income people and other members of the lumpenproletariat. Under the latter rubric fall such measures as the government schools, the government's lapdog news media, and the government's collaboration with the producers of professional sporting events and Hollywood films. Seen as a semi-integrated whole, these measures give current governments a strong hold on the public's allegiance and instill in the masses and the elites alike a deep fear of anything that seriously threatens the status quo.”

Tags : Anarchy Austrian School Of Economics Belief Capitalism Coercion Collectivism Communi Democracy Empire Free Free Markets Freedom Laissez Faire Liberty Non Aggression Principle Peace Prosperity Self Ownership Socialism Statism Subjugation Taxation Theft Totalitarianism Useful Idiots Voluntaryism Voluntaryist
Author : Robert Higgs

23. “Legalize the right to choose wrong.Legalize individual liberty.”

Tags : Autonomy Freedom Freedom Of Choice Individual Liberty Libertarian Libertarianism Self Government
Author : A.E. Samaan

24. “The idea that you have to be protected from any kind of uncomfortable emotion is what I absolutely do not subscribe to.”

Tags : Censorship Critical Thinking Debate Dialogue Emotions Free Speech Freedom Immature Libertarian Liberty Offense Pc Political Correctness Psychology Pussies Safe Space Self Knowledge Trigger Trigger Warning
Author : John Cleese

25. “Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”

Tags : Anarchy Coercion Collectivism Control Equality Free Market Freedom Individual Freedom Individualism Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Natural Law Non Aggression Principle Peace Politics Slavery Socialism Statism Taxation Universal Ethics Voluntaryism

26. “Accepting necessary conflicts for the sake of improving the lives of children is the only fundamental moral crusade that matters.”

Tags : Abuse Anarchy Change The World Child Abuse Childhood Coercion Cycle Cycle Of Abuse Ethics Freedom Hitting Individual Initiation Of Force Libertarian Liberty Moral Courage Natural Rights Naughty Peace Peaceful Punishment Rights Spanking Suffering Time Out Universal Voluntaryism

27. “Collectivism is the "philosophy" of every cockroach and sewer rat: "If I want it, I must need it, and if I need it, I have a right to it, and if I have a right to it, it doesn't matter what I have to do to get it." Thefact that such an inherently animalistic, short-sighted, anti-humanviewpoint is now painted by some as compassionate and "progressive" does not make it any more sane, or any less dangerous.”

Tags : Anarchy Ancap Coercion Collectivism Communism Evil Free Markets Freedom Government Individual Individualism Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Natural Law Natural Rights Non Aggression Principle Philosophy Politics Rights Self Ownership Socialism Statism Voluntaryism
Author : Larken Rose

28. “A libertarian is somebody who believes, of course, in personal liberty. And liberty is a personal thing; it is not collective. You don’t gain liberty because you belong to a group. So we don’t talk about women’s rights or gay rights or anything else. Everybody has an absolute equal right as an individual, and it comes to them naturally.”

Tags : Anarchy Ancap Coercion Collectivism Freedom Government Individual Rights Individualism Libertarian Liberty Natural Law Natural Rights Philosophy Statism Voluntaryism Voluntaryist
Author : Ron Paul

29. “Why should you desire to compel others; why should you seek to have power— that evil, bitter, mocking thing, which has been from of old, as it is today, the sorrow and curse of the world—over your fellow-men and fellow-women? Why should you desire to take from any man or woman their own will and intelligence, their free choice, their own self-guidance, their inalienable rights over themselves; why should you desire to make of them mere tools and instruments for your own advantage and interest; why should you desire to compel them to serve and follow your opinions instead of their own; why should you deny in them the soul—that suffers so deeply from all constraint—and treat them as a sheet of blank paper upon which you may write your own will and desires, of whatever kind they may happen to be? Who gave you the right, from where do you pretend to have received it, to degrade other men and women from their own true rank as human beings, taking from them their will, their conscience, and intelligence—in a word, all the best and highest part of their nature—turning them into mere empty worthless shells, mere shadows of the true man and women, mere counters in the game you are mad enough to play, and just because you are more numerous or stronger than they, to treat them as if they belonged not to themselves, but to you? Can you believe that good will ever come by morally and spiritually degrading your fellow-men? What happy and safe and permanent form of society can you hope to build on this pitiful plan of subjecting others, or being yourselves subjected by them?”

Tags : Coercion Democracy Freedom Government Individual Rights Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Minarchist Natural Law Natural Rights Non Aggression Principle Peace Politics Statism Voluntaryism

30. “Nationalism does nothing but teach you to hate people you never met, and to take pride in accomplishments you had no part in.”

Tags : Anarchy Countries Delusions Irrationality Libertarian Statism
Author : Doug Stanhope

31. “Experience teaches effectually, but brutally. It makes us acquainted with all the effects of an action, by causing us to feel them; and we cannot fail to finish by knowing that fire burns, if we have burned ourselves. For this rough teacher, I should like, if possible, to substitute a more gentle one. I mean Foresight. For this purpose I shall examine the consequences of certain economical phenomena, by placing in opposition to each other those which are seen, and those which are not seen.”

Tags : Anarchy Ancap Austrian School Of Economics Collectivism Economics Fallacy Freedom Government Keynesian Libertarian Liberty Logic Politics Reason Self Knowledge Statism Taxation Theft Unseen Voluntaryism

32. “You can either have individual liberty, or dependence on the government. One is designed to undo the other.”

Tags : Civil Rights Individual Liberty Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Progressive Progressivism Socialism Totalitarian Totalitarianism Welfare Welfare State
Author : A.E. Samaan

33. “There is no law, there is only conjecture. The Progressive ethos changes the law's meaning according to fad and fashion.”

Tags : Government Abuse Law Legal Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Progressive Progressivism Statutes
Author : A.E. Samaan

34. “Socialism is not a meritocracy. By definition it places increasingly confining restraints on those that succeed the most.”

Tags : Government Income Redistribution Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Meritocracy Progressive Progressive Tax Progressivism Socialism Socialist Tax Taxation
Author : A.E. Samaan

35. “It’s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity, than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Coercion Collectivism Evil Free Market Freedom Government Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Nap Non Aggression Principle Private Roads Socialism Statism Taxation Theft Totalitarian Voluntaryism Voluntaryist

36. “Without anarchy, there would be chaos.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Ancap Austrian Economics Austrian School Of Economics Coercion Collectivism Communism Free Markets Freedom Government Laissez Fairez Faire Law Libertarian Order Organization Politics Private State Statism Taxation Theft Thugs

37. “When libertarian sentiments take a populist form, it looks like this: a mix of anger, fear, anti-intellectualism, and fierce government hostility. Welcome to the Tea Party movement.”

Tags : American Politics Anti Intellectualism Libertarian Libertarianism Neoconservatism Politics Populism
Author : David Niose
Source : Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason

38. “And yet we have what purports, or professes, or is claimed, to be a contract—the Constitution—made eighty years ago, by men who are now all dead, and who never had any power to bind us, but which (it is claimed) has nevertheless bound three generations of men, consisting of many millions, and which (it is claimed) will be binding upon all the millions that are to come; but which nobody ever signed, sealed, delivered, witnessed, or acknowledged; and which few persons, compared with the whole number that are claimed to be bound by it, have ever read, or even seen, or ever will read, or see.”

Tags : Anarchism Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Classical Liberalism Constitution Free Market Freedom Government Individualism Libertarian Philosophy Political Social Contract
Source : No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority

39. “A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.”

Tags : Education Freedom Libertarian Liberty Political Statism Taxes Totalitarianism
Source : The God of the Machine

40. “Socialism is "group-think." How uninformed in history do you have to be to advocate for "group-think"??”

Tags : Group Think Groupthink History Politics Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Socialism Socialist Totalitarian Totalitarianism Utopian Socialism Utopian Socialist
Author : A.E. Samaan

41. “If you are for gun control, then you are not against guns, because the guns will be needed to disarm people. So it’s not that you are anti-gun. You’ll need the police’s guns to take away other people’s guns. So you’re very pro-gun; you just believe that only the Government (which is, of course, so reliable, honest, moral and virtuous…) should be allowed to have guns. There is no such thing as gun control. There is only centralizing gun ownership in the hands of a small political elite and their minions.”

Tags : Ancap Arms Authoritarianism Authority Coercion Communism Defence Dictatorship Evil Fascism Freedom Government Immoral Liberty Military Natural Law Natural Rights Non Aggression Principle Peace Politics Regime Rights Taxation Totalitarian

42. “Art was the first casualty of the Socialist and Communist revolutions of the 20th Century. Socialists killed the independent thinkers first.”

Tags : Art Communism Communist China Communist International Communist Revolution Democratic Socialist Freedom Independence Independent Thinking Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Revolutionary Art Revolutionary Artists Socialism Socialist Socialist International Socialist Revolution Soviet Russia Ussr
Author : A.E. Samaan

43. “The ones who are insane enough to think that they can rule the world are always the ones who do.”

Tags : Anarchy Criminals Evil Freedom Government Liars Libertarian Liberty Philosophy Psychopaths Rulers Statism Voluntaryism Warmonger

44. “She leaned into me, and I could feel her hot breath against my ear. 'I want you to eat me,' she whispered. 'I want you to eat me like you’re an angry Alaskan grizzly and I’m Timothy Treadwell.”

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Source : Indecision Now! A Libertarian Rage

45. “She lifted me back into the seat with a wicked grin, and breathed, 'Just don’t stop talking. Whatever you do, just don’t stop talking,' and swallowed my manhood. I scrambled desperately through the darkened corners of my memory until I couldn’t take it anymore. I grabbed her by the hair and said, 'Now bend over, and I’ll do to you what the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries wants to keep the Federal government from doing to the state of Alaska.”

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Source : Indecision Now! A Libertarian Rage

46. “Civil Wars happen when the victimized are armed. Genocide happens when they are not.”

Tags : Bill Of Rights Genocide Gun Rights Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Right To Bear Arms Rights Second Amendment
Author : A.E. Samaan

47. “History could not be any clearer: Rights given by fad and fashion are just as easily taken away. The Constitution matters.”

Tags : Bill Of Rights Civil Rights Constitutional Law Constitutional Rights Individual Rights Libertarian Liberty
Author : A.E. Samaan

48. “Regulated" rights are not rights. They are niceties and platitudes intended to keep the populace thinking their individual autonomy is respected by their government.”

Tags : 1St Amendment 2Nd Amendment Bill Of Rights Conservatism Conservative First Amendment Gun Rights Libertarian Libertarianism Second Amendment
Author : A.E. Samaan

49. “The 20th Century proved that there is nothing more dangerous to the health of ethnic minority communities than big government.”

Tags : Big Government Bill Of Rights Central Planning Civil Rights Democide Diversity Ethnic Minorities Eugenics Genocide Individual Liberty Individualism Individuality Libertarian Libertarianism Planned Societies Totalitarianism
Author : A.E. Samaan

50. “The paralysis of potential is essential to the manufacturing of victims.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Austrian School Of Economics Capitalism Communism Free Markets Freedom Governement Leftists Libertarian Liberty Politics Socialism Society Statism Tyranny

51. “The only idea they have ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this--that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot.”

Tags : Anarchy Brutality Coercion Force Free Society Freedom Government Libertarian Liberty Social Contract Statism Violence Voluntaryism

52. “Moreover, in the system of criminal punishment in the libertarian world, the emphasis would never be, as it is now, on "society's" jailing the criminal; the emphasis would necessarily be on compelling the criminal to make restitution to the victim of his crime. The present system, in which the victim is not recompensed but instead has to pay taxes to support the incarceration of his own attacker — would be evident nonsense in a world that focuses on the defense of property rights and therefore on the victim of crime.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Austrian School Of Economics Crime And Punishment Dispute Resolution Free Society Freedom Libertarian Liberty Prison

53. “No rules for the rulers is tyranny for the subjects. Freedom for politicians is enslavement for citizens.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Coercion Collectivism Communism Free Market Free Society Freedom Government Individual Rights Individualism Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Non Aggression Principle Philosophy Politics Socialism Statism Voluntaryism

54. “Actually, in its essence, democracy is a totalitarian ideology, though not as extreme as Nazism, fascism or communism. In principle, no freedom is safe in a democracy, every aspect of the individual's life is potentially subject to government control. At the end of the day, the minority is completely at the mercy of the whims of the majority. Even if a democracy has a constitution limiting the powers of the government, this constitution too can be amended by the majority. The only fundamental right you have in a democracy, besides running for office, is the right to vote for a political party. With that solitary vote you hand over your independence and your freedom to the will of the majority.”

Tags : Anarchy Ancap Coercion Communism Free Society Freedom Government Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Mafia Mob Rule Non Aggression Principle Politics Socialism Society Thugs Violence Voluntaryism War
Author : Frank Karsten
Source : Beyond Democracy: Why democracy does not lead to solidarity, prosperity and liberty but to social conflict, runaway spending and a tyrannical government

55. “If I want my people to be free, Americans have to be free. ”

Tags : Alternative Libertarian Native American
Author : Russell Means
Source : Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means

56. “We tried to change Vietnam. Instead, Vietnam changed us.”

Tags : 1960S Libertarian Memoir
Author : Tony Thomson
Source : Eat Your Heart Out, Ho Chi Minh: Or Things You Won't Learn at Yale

57. “The sadist desires to command and control. The masochist desires to be freed from the burdens of liberty. That is Socialism.”

Tags : Central Planners Command And Control Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Masochism Masochist Planned Societies Sadism Sadist Socialism Socialist Utopian Socialism
Author : A.E. Samaan
Source : From a "Race of Masters" to a "Master Race": 1948 to 1848

58. “Whenever someone starts talking about 'fair competition' or indeed, about 'fairness' in general, it is time to keep a sharp eye on your wallet, for it is about to be picked.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Austrian School Of Economics Coercion Fair Free Markets Freedom Gang Government Interventionism Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Mafia Non Aggression Principle Protectionism Rulers Statism Taxation Theft Thieves Trade Voluntaryism

59. “So a while back I spent a night in jail. Now, as for exactly what landed me there, I’d be so delighted to never have to go into any of the details regarding that. Besides, other people’s theories are so much more exotic and exciting than the reality. I've heard everything from 'attempted terrorism' to 'indecent public condescension.”

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Source : Indecision Now! A Libertarian Rage

60. “Nowadays the job of the judge is not to do justice. The judge is more of a functionary . He's like a civil servant whose job is to interpret words written down by another branch of the government, whether those words are just or not.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Austrian School Of Economics Capitalism Coercion Ethics Freedom Laissez Faire Law Libertarian Liberty Natural Law Non Aggression Principle Order Process Rule Of Law Rules Self Ownership Statism Universal Ethics Voluntaryism

61. “If you're rational you don't get to believe whatever you want to believe.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Atheism Belief Delusion Ethics Freedom Irrational Irrationality Libertarian Liberty Objective Objectivism Philosophy Psychology Rational Rationality Superstition Voluntaryism

62. “Most of the major ills of the world have been caused by well-meaning people who ignored the principle of individual freedom, except as applied to themselves, and who were obsessed with fanatical zeal to improve the lot of mankind-in-the-mass through some pet formula of their own. The harm done by ordinary criminals, murderers, gangsters, and thieves is negligible in comparison with the agony inflicted upon human beings by the professional do-gooders who attempt to set themselves up as gods on earth and who would ruthlessly force their views on all others with the abiding assurance that the end justifies the means.”

Tags : Anarchy Coercion Democracy Freedom Government Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Non Aggression Principle Politicians Politics State Statism Statists Voluntaryism Voters Voting
Source : The Mainspring of Human Progress

63. “The Supreme Court of the United States is no longer a court of law. It is a forum of legal fad and fashion.”

Tags : Law Laws Lawyers Legality Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Scotus
Author : A.E. Samaan

64. “In a covenant...among proprietor and community tenants for the purpose of protecting their private property, no such thing as a right to free (unlimited) speech exists, not even to unlimited speech on one’s own tenant-property. One may say innumerable things and promote almost any idea under the sun, but naturally no one is permitted to advocate ideas contrary to the very covenant of preserving and protecting private property, such as democracy and communism. There can be no tolerance toward democrats and communists in a libertarian social order. They will have to be physically separated and removed from society.”

Tags : Aggression Anarchist Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Coercion Communism Evil Freedom Initiation Of Force Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Non Aggression Principle Self Defense Socialism Statism Violence Voluntaryism Voluntaryist

65. “The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.”

Tags : Anarchy Democracy Elections Freedom Government Idiocracy Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty People Politicians Politics Statism Stupid Voluntaryism Voting
Author : H.L. Mencken

66. “For the most part, people strenuously resist any redefinition of morality, because it shakes them to the very core of their being to think that in pursuing virtue they may have been feeding vice, or in fighting vice they may have in fact been fighting virtue.”

Tags : Anarchy Ancap Belief Brainwashing Coercion Critical Thinking Dangerous Education Evidence Evil Facts Freedom Government Knowledge Libertarian Liberty Peace Philosophy Proof Reason Self Superstition Universal Virtue Voluntaryism

67. “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.Steal a fish from one guy and give it to another--and keep doing that on a daily basis--and you'll make the first guy pissed off, but you'll make the second guy lazy and dependent on you. Then you can tell the second guy that the first guy is greedy for wanting to keep the fish he caught. Then the second guy will cheer for you to steal more fish. Then you can prohibit anyone from fishing without getting permission from you. Then you can expand the racket, stealing fish from more people and buying the loyalty of others. Then you can get the recipients of the stolen fish to act as your hired thugs. Then you can ... well, you know the rest.”

Tags : Anarchy Austrian School Of Economics Capitalism Coercion Collectivism Communism Evil Free Market Freedom Government Libertarian Liberty Non Aggression Principle Politics Slavery Socialism Statism Superstition Theft Violence Voluntaryism Voluntaryist
Author : Larken Rose

68. “Dear Anarcho-Communist,If you and I ever find ourselves in a stateless society, have no fear. Just mention that you are a communist, and I promise I will never try to "oppress" and "exploit" you by offering to trade with you, or by offering to pay you to do work.Sincerely,Larken Rose”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Ancom Coercion Collectivism Communism Freedom Laissez Faire Libertarian Libertopia Liberty Non Aggression Principle Socialism Society Statism Superstition Voluntaryism
Author : Larken Rose

69. “Socialism, or communism as it is sometimes called, is merely a secular religion, where the State becomes a god.”

Tags : Anarchy Ancap Capitalism Collectivism Free Free Markets Government Individualism Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Non Aggression Principle Statism Superstition Trade Voluntaryism

70. “The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens – tax livestock – labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters.”

Tags : Anarcho Capitalism Anarchy Ancap Collectivism Communism Countries Delusion Democracy Fascism Freedom Government Libertarian Liberty Mafia Nationalism Nations Nazis Patriotism Philosophy Politics Rationality Religion Self Esteem Self Knowledge States Statism Superstition Theft

71. “It isn't a coincidence that governments everywhere want to educate children. Government education, in turn, is supposed to be evidence of the state's goodness and its concern for our well-being. The real explanation is less flattering. If the government's propaganda can take root as children grow up, those kids will be no threat to the state apparatus. They'll fasten the chains to their own ankles.”

Tags : Anarchist Brainwashing Coercion Dangerous Education Enslavement Force Free Freedom Indoctrination Initiation Of Force Kids Laissez Faire Learn Learning Liberty Non Aggression Principle Politics Population Public Schools Schooling Slavery Socialism Voluntaryism Voluntaryist

72. “When enough people understand reality, tyrants can literally be ignored out of existence. They can't ever be voted out of existence.”

Tags : Anarchist Anarchy Ancap Coercion Delusion Democracy Freedom Government Laissez Faire Libertarian Liberty Non Aggression Principle Political Politics Self Knowledge Statism Superstition Totalitarianism Tyranny Voluntaryism Voting
Author : Larken Rose

73. “People are not embracing collectivism because they have accepted bad economics. They are accepting bad economics because they have embraced collectivism.”

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Author : Ayn Rand

74. “I'm not scared of the Maos and the Stalins and the Hitlers. I'm scared of the thousands of millions of people that hallucinate them to be "authority", and so do their bidding, and pay for their empires, and carry out their orders. I don't care if there's one looney with a stupid moustache. He's not a threat if the people do not believe in "authority".”

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Author : Larken Rose

75. “The vast majority of people are unthinking prejudice machines.”

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76. “When people have invested their identities into clichés, the only counter argument they have is 'being offended'.”

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77. “Government” itself does no harm, because it is a fictional entity. But the belief in “government” – the notion that some people actually have the moral right to rule over others – has caused immeasurable pain and suffering, injustice and oppression, enslavement and death.”

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Author : - Larken Rose

78. “When men reject reason, they have no means left for dealing with one another — except brute, physical force.”

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Author : Ayn Rand

79. “Statism ends with an eye roll.”

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80. “Every dictator is a mystic, and every mystic is a potential dictator. A mystic craves obedience from men, not their agreement. He wants them to surrender their consciousness to his assertions, his edicts, his wishes, his whims—as his consciousness is surrendered to theirs. He wants to deal with men by means of faith and force—he finds no satisfaction in their consent if he must earn it by means of facts and reason. Reason is the enemy he dreads and, simultaneously, considers precarious; reason, to him, is a means of deception; he feels that men possess some power more potent than reason—and only their causeless belief or their forced obedience can give him a sense of security, a proof that he has gained control of the mystic endowment he lacked. His lust is to command, not to convince: conviction requires an act of independence and rests on the absolute of an objective reality. What he seeks is power over reality and over men’s means of perceiving it, their mind, the power to interpose his will between existence and consciousness, as if, by agreeing to fake the reality he orders them to fake, men would, in fact, create it.”

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Author : Ayn Rand

81. “When you go with first principles, a giant light goes off in what you think is a city and turns out to be an insane asylum.”

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82. “When I argue with devout statists, sometimes other voluntaryists tell me that I'm wasting my time, opining that a particular statist is never going to "get it." I often respond by saying that that's rarely my intention. Most of the time, when I argue with statists, the goal is for ME to learn more about the mentality and psychology of authoritarian indoctrination, and to hopefully help any SPECTATORS--whether statist or anarchist--learn something from the exchange. (Both of those goals can be achieved even if the statist continues to be a lunk-headed dupe.) Earlier today, a funny but possibly profound analogy came to mind about this:When I argue with "true believer" devout statists, I'm not being a doctor trying to heal an ailing patient; I'm being a coroner, doing an AUTOPSY on a patient who is already beyond any hope of saving, in the hopes that I, and anyone observing, may learn more about the "disease" of statism, in order to better understand the nature of it, and possibly prevent others from experiencing a similar fate.”

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Author : Larken Rose

83. “LEFTISTS EAT THEIR CHILDREN: The poets, artists, and radicals are murdered first once the "revolution" actually comes about.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

84. “So, I’m a playwright. In Minneapolis. Which means that I find myself operating in a pretty lefty crowd, most of the time. And most of my energy goes towards arguing with that, and musing about how I really fucking can’t stand Democrats. So I was startled to be reminded of a fact that I’d almost entirely forgotten: I really fucking can’t stand Republicans.”

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Source : Indecision Now! A Libertarian Rage

85. “Democratic Socialism is simply Totalitarianism that allows you the illusion of a voice in the matter.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

86. “We have rule of lawyers, not rule of law. The legal profession has a monopoly over one branch of government as it was never intended to. The American Bar Association owns an entire branch of our government. We should not be surprised that we are the most litigious society in the world. It is big business with a stranglehold on one of the three branches of government.”

Tags : American Bar Association Anarchy Branches Of Government Constitution Constitutional Law Constitutional Monarchy Freedom Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Litigious Litigiousness Separation Of Powers
Author : A.E. Samaan

87. “The valuations which result in determination of definite prices are different. Each party attaches a higher value to the good he receives than to that he gives away. The exchange ratio, the price, is not the product of equality of valuation, but on the contrary, the product of a discrepancy in valuation.”

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88. “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”

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89. “I feel ashamed that so many of us cannot imagine a better way to do things than locking children up all day in cells instead of letting them grow up knowing their families, mingling with the world, assuming real obligations, striving to be independent and self-reliant and free.”

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90. “Libertarians make no exceptions to the golden rule and provide no moral loophole, no double standard, for government.”

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91. “Once you understand the economics of the Austrian School and the philosophy of liberty in the tradition of Rothbard, you never look at anything – not the state, the media, the central bank, the political class, nothing – the same way again.”

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92. “A valid contract requires voluntary offer, acceptance, and consideration.”

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Author : Robert Higgs

93. “The free market punishes irresponsibility. Government rewards it.”

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Author : Harry Browne

94. “Copyright: a system of monopoly privilege over the expression of ideas that enables government to stop consumer-friendly economic development and reward uncompetitive and legally privileged elites to fleece the public through surreptitious use of coercion.”

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95. “The problems on campus life today are not about free speech. They are about how the students have absolutely nothing to do with their lives but sit and listen to lectures, find the best parties to attend, and otherwise discover first-world problems to stew about and protest. That's the root of the problem. This is not a commercial environment where people are incentivized to find value in each other. Campuses have become completely artificial 4-year holding tanks for infantilized kids with zero experience in actual life in which people find ways to get along. These students are not serving each other in a market exchange, and very few have worked at day in their lives, so their default is to find some offense and protest. It's all they've been taught to do and all they know how to do. Idle hands and parents' money = trouble.”

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96. “A man who chooses between drinking a glass of milk and a glass of a solution of potassium cyanide does not choose between two beverages; he chooses between life and death. A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society. Socialism is not an alternative to capitalism; it is an alternative to any system under which men can live as human beings.”

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97. “My take on socialism is this: Socialism only seems to work when you don't fully implement it, when you keep enough capitalism around to pay socialism's bills, at least for a time. It's the difference between milking the cow and killing it. Socialism has no theory of wealth creation; it's just a destructive, envy-driven fantasy about redistributing it after something else (and somebody else) creates it first.”

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98. “Go into the London Stock Exchange – a more respectable place than many a court – and you will see representatives from all nations gathered together for the utility of men. Here Jew, Mohammedan and Christian deal with each other as though they were all of the same faith, and only apply the word infidel to people who go bankrupt. Here the Presbyterian trusts the Anabaptist and the Anglican accepts a promise from the Quaker. On leaving these peaceful and free assemblies some go to the Synagogue and others for a drink, this one goes to be baptized in a great bath in the name of Father, Son and Holy Ghost, that one has his son’s foreskin cut and has some Hebrew words he doesn’t understand mumbled over the child, others go to heir church and await the inspiration of God with their hats on, and everybody is happy.”

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Author : Voltaire

99. “Monopoly is a market, or part of a market, reserved to the exclusive possession of one or more sellers by means of the initiation of physical force by the government, or with the sanction of the government. Monopoly exists insofar as the freedom of competition is violated, with the freedom of competition being understood as the absence of the initiation of physical force as the preventive of competition. Where there is no initiation of physical force to violate the freedom of competition, there is no monopoly. The freedom of competition is violated only insofar as individuals are excluded from markets or parts of markets by means of the initiation of physical force. Monopoly is thus a market or part of a market reserved to the exclusive possession of one or more sellers by means of the initiation of physical force. It is thus something imposed upon the market from without—by the government. (Private individuals—gangsters—can initiate force to reserve markets only if the government allows it and thereby sanctions it.)Thus, monopoly is not something which emerges from the normal operation of the economic system, and which the government must control.”

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100. “Free-market capitalism is a network of free and voluntary exchanges in which producers work, produce, and exchange their products for the products of others through prices voluntarily arrived at.”

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101. “It's WW2 and there are wage controls in place. Instead of health care, companies decide to offer employees shoes. Having absorbed those costs, they later lobby for every company to be required to offer shoes. That calls forth regulation and monopolization of the shoe industry. Shoes are heavily subsidized. Every shoe must be approved. Producers must be domestic. They must adhere to a certain quality. They can't discriminate based on foot size or individual need. Prices rise, and some people lack shoes, so the Affordable Shoe Act forces everyone to buy into an official shoe plan or pay a fee. Here we have a perfect plan for making shoes egregiously expensive. The entire country would be consumed with the fear of being shoeless if they lose their job. The left wing calls for a single shoe provider to offer universal shoes and the right wing meekly suggests that shoe makers be permitted to sell across state lines.Meanwhile, libertarians suggest that we just forget the whole thing and let the market make and deliver shoes of every quality to anyone from anyone. Everyone screams that this is an insane and dangerous idea.”

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102. “Socialism is not really an option in the material world. There can be no collective ownership of anything materially scarce. One or another faction will assert control in the name of society. Inevitably, the faction will be the most powerful in society -- that is, the state. This is why all attempts to create socialism in scarce goods or services devolve into totalitarian systems of top-down planning.”

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103. “The essential quality of a market system, contrary to popular thinking, is not that it promotes greed; but rather, that it renders greed harmless.”

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104. “All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.”

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105. “In the same way that central banking nearly wrecked the world and created one calamity after another, bitcoin can save the world one transaction at a time.It is time for a new beginning.”

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106. “No one has the right to place one human being in a position of political power over another.”

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Author : Wendy McElroy

107. “Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”

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Author : H.L. Mencken

108. “Property taxes' rank right up there with 'income taxes' in terms of immorality and destructiveness. Where 'income taxes' are simply slavery using different words, 'property taxes' are just a Mafia turf racket using different words. For the former, if you earn a living on the gang's turf, they extort you. For the latter, if you own property in their territory, they extort you. The fact that most people still imagine both to be legitimate and acceptable shows just how powerful authoritarian indoctrination is. Meanwhile, even a brief objective examination of the concepts should make anyone see the lunacy of it. 'Wait, so every time I produce anything or trade with anyone, I have to give a cut to the local crime lord??' 'Wait, so I have to keep paying every year, for the privilege of keeping the property I already finished paying for??' And not only do most people not make such obvious observations, but if they hear someone else pointing out such things, the well-trained Stockholm Syndrome slaves usually make arguments condoning their own victimization. Thus is the power of the mind control that comes from repeated exposure to BS political mythology and propaganda.”

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Author : Larken Rose

109. “Socialism is an alternative to capitalism as potassium cyanide is an alternative to water.”

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Source : Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

110. “Distraction serves evil more than any other mental state.”

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111. “All utopias are dystopias. The term "dystopia" was coined by fools that believed a "utopia" can be functional.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

112. “People are naturally born as Libertarians till governments and oppressive societies force them to adopt their ideologies and their ways.”

Tags : Freedom Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty
Author : Hany Ghoraba

113. “People and institutions that refuse to admit error eventually discredit themselves.”

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114. “Libertarians make no exceptions to the golden rule and provide no moral loophole, no double standard, for government. That is, libertarians believe that murder is murder and does not become sanctified by reasons of state if committed by the government. We believe that theft is theft and does not become legitimated because organized robbers call their theft "taxation." We believe that enslavement is enslavement even if the institution committing that act calls it "conscription." In short, the key to libertarian theory is that it makes no exceptions in its universal ethic for government.”

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115. “There is not the slightest analogy between playing games and the conduct of business within a market society. The card player wins money by outsmarting his antagonist. The businessman makes money by supplying customers with goods they want to acquire.”

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116. “If you personally advocate that I be caged if I don't pay for whatever "government" things YOU want, please don't pretend to be tolerant, or non-violent, or enlightened, or compassionate. Don't pretend you believe in "live and let live," and don't pretend you want peace, freedom or harmony. It's a simple truism that the only people in the world who are willing to "live and let live" are voluntaryists. So you can either PRETEND to care about and respect your fellow man while continuing to advocate widespread authoritarian violence, or you can embrace the concepts of self-ownership and peaceful coexistence, and become an anarchist.”

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Author : Larken Rose

117. “Emergencies” have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have eroded.”

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118. “When the state itself is held to the same moral standards as everyone else, it dies. And that's a wonderful thing.”

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119. “Emergencies” have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.”

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120. “Where there is commerce there is peace.”

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121. “It is impossible for us to make any real advance until we take to heart this great truth, that without freedom of choice, without freedom of action, there are not such things as true moral qualities; there can only be submissive wearing of the cords that others have tied round our hands.”

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122. “Capitalists grow wealth. Socialists redistribute wealth.... but population grows, so the Socialist population control kicks in in the form of eugenics.”

Tags : Capitalism Democrats Environmentalists Eugenicist Eugenics Free Market Ideology Free Market System Libertarian Population Control Population Growth Progressivism Socialism Socialist Wealth Redistribution
Author : A.E. Samaan

123. “Right isn't always legal.”

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Author : J.S.B. Morse
Source : Gods of Ruin: A Political Thriller

124. “Capitalism is not a form of government. Capitalism is a symptom of freedom. It is the result of individual rights, which include property rights.”

Tags : Capitalism Civil Rights Economics Free Market Ideology Free Market System Libertarian Libertarianism Natural Rights Property Rights
Author : A.E. Samaan

125. “It would be an instructive exercise for the skeptical reader to try to frame a definition of taxation which does not also include theft. Like the robber, the State demands money at the equivalent of gunpoint; if the taxpayer refuses to pay, his assets are seized by force, and if he should resist such depredation, he will be arrested or shot if he should continue to resist.”

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126. “Experience cannot beat logic, and interpretations of observational evidence which are not in line with the laws of logical reasoning are no refutation of these but the sign of a muddled mind (or would one accept someone’s observational report that he had seen a bird that was red and non-red all over at the same time as a refutation of the law of contradiction rather than the pronouncement of an idiot?).”

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Source : The Economics and Ethics of Private Property: Studies in Political Economy and Philosophy

127. “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am -- not stuck in the middle, but hovering above the entire farcical spectrum, weeping as I behold my fellow man's devotion to political illusion and self-destruction.”

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Author : Robert Higgs

128. “So what? Why should an a priori proof of the libertarian property theory make any difference? Why not engage in aggression anyway?” Why indeed?! But then, why should the proof that 1+1=2 make any difference? One certainly can still act on the belief that 1+1=3. The obvious answer is “because a propositional justification exists for doing one thing, but not for doing another.” But why should we be reasonable, is the next come-back. Again, the answer is obvious. For one, because it would be impossible to argue against it; and further, because the proponent raising this question would already affirm the use of reason in his act of questioning it. This still might not suffice and everyone knows that it would not, for even if the libertarian ethic and argumentative reasoning must be regarded as ultimately justified, this still does not preclude that people will act on the basis of unjustified beliefs either because they don’t know, they don’t care, or they prefer not to know. I fail to see why this should be surprising or make the proof somehow defective.”

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Source : The Economics and Ethics of Private Property: Studies in Political Economy and Philosophy

129. “Comme l'impôt est obligatoire pour tous, qu'ils votent ou non, une large proportion de ceux qui votent le font sans aucun doute pour éviter que leur propre argent ne soit utilisé contre eux; alors que, en fait, ils se fussent volontiers abstenus de voter, si par là ils avaient pu échapper ne serait-ce qu'à l'impôt, sans parler de toutes les autres usurpations et tyrannies du gouvernement. Prendre le bien d'un homme sans son accord, puis conclure à son consentement parce qu'il tente, en votant, d'empêcher que son bien ne soit utilisé pour lui faire tort, voilà une preuve bien insuffisante de son consentement à soutenir la Constitution. Ce n'est en réalité aucunement une preuve.Puisque tous les hommes qui soutiennent la Constitution en votant (pour autant qu'il existe de tels hommes) le font secrètement (par scrutin secret), et de manière à éviter toute responsabilité personnelle pour l'action de leurs agents ou représentants, on ne saurait dire en droit ou en raison qu'il existe un seul homme qui soutienne la Constitution en votant.Puisque tout vote est secret (par scrutin secret), et puisque tout gouvernement secret est par nécessité une association secrète de voleurs, tyrans et assassins, le fait général que notre gouvernement, dans la pratique, opère par le moyen d'un tel vote prouve seulement qu'il y a parmi nous une association secrète de voleurs, tyrans et assassins, dont le but est de voler, asservir et -- s'il le faut pour accomplir leurs desseins -- assassiner le reste de la population. Le simple fait qu'une telle association existe ne prouve en rien que "le peuple des Etats-Unis", ni aucun individu parmi ce peuple, soutienne volontairement la Constitution.Les partisans visibles de la Constitution, comme les partisans visibles de la plupart des autres gouvernements, se rangent dans trois catégories, à savoir: 1. Les scélérats, classe nombreuse et active; le gouvernement est pour eux un instrument qu'ils utiliseront pour s'agrandir ou s'enrichir; 2. Les dupes -- vaste catégorie, sans nul doute, dont chaque membre, parce qu'on lui attribue une voix sur des millions pour décider ce qu'il peut faire de sa personne et de ses biens, et parce qu'on l'autorise à avoir, pour voler, asservir et assassiner autrui, cette même voix que d'autres ont pour le voler, l'asservir et l'assassiner, est assez sot pour imaginer qu'il est "un homme libre", un "souverain"; assez sot pour imaginer que ce gouvernement est "un gouvernement libre", "un gouvernement de l'égalité des droits", "le meilleur gouvernement qu'il y ait sur terre", et autres absurdités de ce genre; 3. Une catégorie qui a quelque intelligence des vices du gouvernement, mais qui ou bien ne sait comment s'en débarrasser, ou bien ne choisit pas de sacrifier ses intérêts privés au point de se dévouer sérieusement et gravement à la tâche de promouvoir un changement.Le fait est que le gouvernement, comme un bandit de grand chemin, dit à un individu: "La bourse ou la vie." Quantité de taxes, ou même la plupart, sont payées sous la contrainte d'une telle menace.”

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Source : Outrage À Chefs D'état ;Suivi De Le Droit Naturel

130. “Statism is an unnatural disaster.”

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131. “A cop's JOB is to violently enforce upon the rest of us whatever arbitrary bullshit the political parasites declare to be "law." It is, therefore, impossible to be a "law enforcer" and behave morally, for the same reason one can't be a moral car-jacker.”

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Author : Larken Rose

132. “When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you – you know your nation is doomed.”

Tags : Clinton Collectivism Communism Corruption Evil Freedom Gang Government Hillary Libertarian Liberty Mafia Objectivism Politics Socialism State Statism
Author : Ayn Rand

133. “The more laws and restrictions there are,The poorer people become....The more rules and regulations,The more thieves and robbers.”

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Author : Lao Tzu

134. “Just as war is the natural consequence of monopoly, peace is the natural consequence of liberty.”

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135. “Money is not an invention of the state. It is not the product of a legislative act. Even the sanction of political authority is not necessary for its existence. Certain commodities came to be money quite naturally, as the result of economic relationships that were independent of the power of the state.”

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Author : Carl Menger

136. “It is the consumers who make poor people rich and rich people poor.”

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137. “Entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid.”

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Author : Bono

138. “We meet like sovereign princes of independent states, abroad, on neutral ground, freed from our contexts”

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Author : C.S. Lewis

139. “The worship of the state is the worship of force. There is no more dangerous menace to civilization than a government of incompetent, corrupt, or vile men. The worst evils which mankind ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments. The state can be and has often been in the course of history the main source of mischief and disaster.”

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140. “As long as government has the power to regulate business, business will control government by funding the candidate that legislates in their favor. A free-market thwarts lobbying by taking the power that corporations seek away from government! The only sure way to prevent the rich from buying unfair government influence is to stop allowing government to use physical force against peaceful people. Whenever government is allowed to favor one group over another, the rich will always win, since they can "buy" more favors, overtly or covertly, than the poor.”

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141. “People who can't imagine order without imposition always end up favoring power over liberty.”

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142. “Anarcho-capitalism is not by definition libertarian. It is rather a prediction, not a definition.”

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143. “There is a very dangerous myth that #Hitler was solely fueled by racism. His desire to engineer society was pervasive. Racism alone cannot explain what happened in The Holocaust without also addressing Hitler's statist policies.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

144. “The state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.”

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145. “If you can convince people that freedom is injustice, they will then believe that slavery is freedom.”

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146. “I am a libertarian with a small 'l' and a Republican with a capital 'R'. And I am a Republican with a capital 'R' on grounds of expediency, not on principle.”

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147. “Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group—whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called “the common good.”

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Author : Ayn Rand

148. “The central planners of Democratic Socialism tighten their noose when people resist their plans and assert their rights. All Socialism is intended to devolve into Communism, and as a result, Totalitarianism.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

149. “Fuck socialism!No, really..... fuck socialism. Socialism sucks!”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

150. “The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private liberty.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

151. “There is only a certain amount of wealth in the world, this thinking goes. Economics is a matter of acquiring and allocating, not creating. This was the view of the world’s smartest people, all top philosophers and not stupid people, for many thousands of years before the age of the enlightenment. It still is.”

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152. “Living someone else's dream is truly a nightmare. None should forfeit their life's aspirations to toil for the goals of another. Unity of purpose is a sentence. Collectivism is a crime; theft of individual worth.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

153. “Some capitalism suffers from cronyism. All of socialism is perverted by the crony statism of the powerful few.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

154. “Socialists eat their children. The poets, artists, and radicals are murdered first once statists come into power. Statists abhor free thinking.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

155. “Statism is political fashion.Individual liberty is eternal.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

156. “Liberty means refusing to allow some men to use the state to compel other men to serve their interests or opinion.”

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157. “There is nothing virtuous or noble about being "tolerant" of people whose attitudes and behaviors you approve of. If you don't defend the freedom of even those individuals whose attitudes and behaviors you find disgusting, narrow-minded and offensive, then you are not tolerant. To "tolerate" doesn't mean you like it or approve of it; it means only that you ALLOW it to EXIST--i.e., you refrain from violently interfering. The people who look to "government" to FORCE people to be "nice" are not tolerant.”

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Author : Larken Rose

158. “Despots are elected and deposed.Laws are passed and repealed.Nations rise and fall.Individual liberty is eternal.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

159. “Tiranos sao eleitos e depostos.Leis sao passadas e repelidas.Nacoes surgem e caem.A liberdade do individuo e' eterna”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

160. “The law is an opinion with a gun.”

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161. “Trade protection accumulates upon a single point the good which it effects, while the evil inflicted is infused throughout the mass. The one strikes the eye at a first glance, while the other becomes perceptible only to close investigation.”

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162. “I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”

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Author : Ronald Reagan

163. “Librarian: taking the E.T. out of Libertarian.”

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Author : Jud Barry

164. “No one should stand for nor chant the Pledge of Allegiance because it was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior (see the discoveries by the historian Dr. Rex Curry in the many books that cite his academic work)”

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Author : Lin Xun
Source : Libertarian History

165. “It’s herding kittens. If kittens had a lot of guns and an overdose of neo-Libertarian property theory.”

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Source : Cibola Burn

166. “FUCK "UNITY"!! What a pathetic way of thinking. How arrogant of Progressives to think that my hopes and dreams mirror their hopes and dreams. What an absolute bore.... what an total lack of originality or individuality... I believe in individual liberty. I am an extremist on the topic of individual liberty, precisely because I value original thinking and original accomplishments. Fuck unity of purpose. Fuck collectivism. My life is not your life. I have my own path. Get out of my way.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

167. “Liberty is not something a government gives you. It is a right that no government can legally take away.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

168. “Eugenics has always been the escape valve of single payer socialized medicine. Havelock Ellis was writing about them as one and the same prior to the fin-de-siecle. Culling out of control population growth and the economic drain of the incurably sick has always been a part of socialized medicine.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

169. “Big government = oligarchy. Simple equation. Big government = loss of representation.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

170. “I was once a statist, and then I researched The Holocaust. I am now a Libertarian.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

171. “I think, therefore I am an individual... not a drone in a collective. I think, therefore I am... Libertarian.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

172. “If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.”

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173. “The idea economy is a conversation. Try to channel or control that conversation and you will stop the chatter.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

174. “Justice requires that you should not place the burdens of one man on the shoulders of another man, even though he is better able to bear them. In plainer words, that you should not make one set of men pay for what is used by another set of men.”

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175. “It was Thomas Edison who brought us electricity, not the Sierra Club. It was the Wright brothers who got us off the ground, not the Federal Aviation Administration. It was Henry Ford who ended the isolation of millions of Americans by making the automobile affordable, not Ralph Nader. Those who have helped the poor the most have not been those who have gone around loudly expressing 'compassion' for the poor, but those who found ways to make industry more productive and distribution more efficient, so that the poor of today can afford things that the affluent of yesterday could only dream about.”

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Author : Thomas Sowell

176. “The overwhelming tendency of markets is to bring people together, break down prejudices, persuade people of the need to cooperate regardless of class, race, religion, sex/gender, and physical ability. The same is obviously and especially true of sexual orientation. It is the market that rewards people who put aside their biases and seek gains through trade. This is why states devoted to racialist and hateful policies always resort to violence in control of the marketplace.”

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177. “I found most of my friends quite content to be used as tax-material, even though the sums of money taken from them were employed against their own beliefs and interests. They had lived so long under the system of using others, and then in their turn being used by them, that they were like hypnotized subjects, and looked on this subjecting and using of each other as a part of the necessary and even Providential order of things. The great machine had taken possession of their souls.”

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178. “When people encounter the free market and they recoil or react negatively to it, they're merely confessing that voluntaryism, trade and negotiation are foreign and threatening to them, which tells you everything about how tragically they were raised.”

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179. “Every step which leads from capitalism toward planning is necessarily a step nearer to absolutism and dictatorship.”

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Source : Omnipotent Government

180. “Don't give over all of your critical faculties to people in power, no matter how admirable those people may appear to be. Beneath the hero's facade you will find a human being who makes human mistakes. Enormous problems arise when human mistakes are made on the grand scale available to a superhero. And sometimes you run into another problem. It is demonstrable that power structures tend to attract people who want power for the sake of power and that a significant proportion of such people are imbalanced — in a word, insane.”

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Author : Frank Herbert

181. “Irony: Taking a 170-year-old envy-based "philosophy," which has led to the murder of several hundred million human beings and the oppression of billions more, and calling it "progressive".”

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Author : Larken Rose

182. “Conflict is not unavoidable. However, it is nonsensical to consider the institution of a state as a solution to the problem of possible conflict, because it is precisely the institution of a state which first makes conflict unavoidable and permanent.”

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183. “Even the richest person, provided the riches comes from mutually beneficial exchange, does not need to give anything "back" to the community, because this person took nothing out of the community. Indeed, the reverse is true: Enterprises give to the community. Their owners take huge risks, and front the money for investment, precisely with the goal of serving others. Their riches are signs that they have achieved their aims.”

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184. “There are two methods, or means, and only two, whereby man's needs and desires can be satisfied. One is the production and exchange of wealth; this is the economic means. The other is the uncompensated appropriation of wealth produced by others; this is the political means.”

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185. “Liberty should be understood as freedom from the government, specifically, freedom from the initiation of physical force by the government.”

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186. “N'importe quel groupe de scélérats, pourvu qu’ils aient assez d'argent pour l'entreprendre, peuvent décider qu'ils sont un gouvernement; car, pourvu qu'ils aient de l'argent, ils peuvent engager des soldats, et utiliser ces soldats pour extorquer davantage d'argent, et ainsi contraindre tout le monde à obéir à leurs volontés.”

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Source : Outrage À Chefs D'état ;Suivi De Le Droit Naturel

187. “The proposal to quit voting is basically revolutionary; it amounts to a shifting of power from one group to another, which is the essence of revolution. As soon as the nonvoting movement got up steam, the politicians would most assuredly start a counterrevolution. Measures to enforce voting would be instituted; fines would be imposed for violations, and prison sentences would be meted out to repeaters.”

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188. “Le fait est que le gouvernement, comme un bandit de grand chemin, dit à un individu: "La bourse ou la vie." Quantité de taxes, ou même la plupart, sont payées sous la contrainte d'une telle menace.”

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Source : Outrage À Chefs D'état ;Suivi De Le Droit Naturel

189. “La plus importante réforme monétaire que l’on puisse espérer serait l’abolition de toutes les banques centrales et un retour à une situation qu’ont vécu les humains de tous temps où l’argent est une commodité d’échange qui ne peut être produite qu’à un coût élevé, tel qu’en or ou en argent, par le marché. À nouveau, pas de monopole dans la production monétaire mais bien une compétition de cette production monétaire afin de ne pas pouvoir la créer à partir de rien.”

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190. “L'endoctrinement de la jeunesse dans les écoles était l'un des principaux piliers de ces États esclavagistes. En vérité, la principale différence entre les horreurs du XXème siècle et les despotismes plus anciens est que ces tyrannies modernes ont dû reposer sur un soutien des masses plus direct, et que par conséquent l'alphabétisation obligatoire et l'endoctrinement ont joué un rôle crucial.”

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191. “The U.S. didn't achieve its liberty or prosperity by mistake. It was by design, and the architects were the Founding Fathers. Don't mess with the Constitution. The Constitution matters.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan

192. “Are you for peace? The great test of your devotion to peace is not how many words you utter on its behalf. It’s not even how you propose to deal with people of other countries, though that certainly tells us something. To fully measure your “peacefulness” requires that we examine how you propose to treat people in your own backyard. Do you demand more of what doesn’t belong to you? Do you endorse the use of force to punish people for victimless “crimes”? Do you support politicians who promise to seize the earnings of others to pay for your bailout, your subsidy, your student loan, your child’s education or whatever pet cause or project you think is more important than what your fellow citizens might personally prefer to spend their own money on? Do you believe theft is OK if it’s for a good cause or endorsed by a majority? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then have the courage to admit that peace is not your priority. How can I trust your foreign policy if your domestic policy requires so much to be done at gunpoint?”

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193. “Commerce tends toward rewarding inclusion, broadness, and liberality. Tribal loyalties, ethnic and religious bigotries, and irrational prejudices are bad for business. The merchant class has been conventionally distrusted by tribalist leaders -- from the ancient to the modern world -- precisely because merchantcraft tends to break down barriers between groups.”

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194. “To be sure, I am not speaking about Christian equality, whose real name is equity; but about this democratic and social equality, which is nothing but the canonization of envy and the chimera of jealous ineptitude. This equality was never anything but a mask which could not become reality without the abolition of all merit and virtue.”

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195. “No state, no government exists. What does in fact exist is a man, or a few men, in power over many men.”

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196. “A society that robs an individual of the product of his effort, or enslaves him, or attempts to limit the freedom of his mind, or compels him to act against his own rational judgment ... is not, strictly speaking, a society, but a mob held together by institutionalized gang-rule.”

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Author : Ayn Rand

197. “The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others. It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder. And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense...When, then, does plunder stop? It stops when it becomes more painful and more dangerous than labor.”

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198. “The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world. First you take people's money away quietly and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly.”

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Author : Thomas Sowell

199. “Producing laws is not an easier job than producing cars and food, so if the government is incompetent to produce cars or food, why do you expect it to do a good job producing the legal system within which you are then going to produce the cars and the food?”

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200. “Our Supreme Court is not a court of law. It is a court of conjecture and political fad.”

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Author : A.E. Samaan