I would rather the Senators from Georgia crawl through my window and rob me at gun point. At least I would have a chance to defend my property.
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Economies dominated by powerful central governments end up poverty stricken instead of prosperous. If government control of economic resources were good, socialist nations like North Korea would be dynamos instead of hollow bankrupt economies.
People doing stupid things like buying, selling, and using drugs are only harming themselves. Police should protect us from the evil being forced on us; not the evil we choose to do to ourselves.
I’m trying to understand why deaths caused by terrorists are any different than deaths caused by drunk drivers, stupid laws, or foreign wars.
Putting your hand on a bible and swearing to God, used to mean something. Not today, and certainly not with the current group of American political leaders.
How can the state do this, if we as citizens cannot do it ourselves? Isn’t the government supposed to be an extension of the people?
Quotes on Liberty
Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.
Democratic State practice….does not differ from Marxist State practice, Fascist State practice, or any other. Here is the Golden Rule of sound citizenship, the first and greatest lesson in the study of politics: you get the same order of criminality from any State to which you give power to exercise it; and whatever power you give the State to do thing–for–you carries with it the equivalent power to do things–to–you. A citizenry which has learned that one short lesson has but little more left to learn.
The State has no money. It produces nothing. Its existence is purely parasitic, maintained by taxation; that is to say, by forced levies on the production of others. ‘Government money,’ of which one hears so much nowadays, does not exist; there is no such thing.
If we look beneath the surface of our public affairs, we can discern one fundamental fact, namely: a great redistribution of power between society and the State. This is the fact that interests the student of civilization. He has only a secondary or derived interest in matters like price-fixing, wage-fixing, inflation, political banking, ‘agricultural adjustment,’ and similar items of State policy that fill the pages of newspapers and the mouths of publicists and politicians. All these can be run up under one head. They have an immediate and temporary importance, and for this reason they monopolize public attention, but they all come to the same thing; which is, an increase of State power and a corresponding decrease of social power.
Wars – hot, cold, or phony, but mainly cold and phony – are being used to an increasing extent as the basic instrument of domestic political strategy in order to consolidate the power of the class or party in office…. The real enemy is not nations or forces outside the borders, but parties and classes within the country that are antagonistic to the party and class which hold power.
Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.