Monthly Archives: June 2015

Lysander Spooner (1808-1887)

Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property. Crimes are those acts by which a man harms the person or property of another.

Wendy McElroy (in 2003)

People who believe in both morality and freedom should argue vigorously for virtue without ever denying the freedom of the individual to decide. Because without freedom there is no morality. Only social control.

Lew Rockwell (in 2003)

Monetary policy is–aside from war–the primary tool of state aggrandizement. It ensures the growth of government, finances deficits, rewards special interests, and fixes elections. Without it, the federal leviathan would collapse, and we could return to the republic of the Founding Fathers.

Jim Babka (in 2003)

If I were to put a gun to your head and demand your money, you’d call me a thief and a thug. But if I were to do it by majority vote, you’d call me Congressman.

Gary North (in 2003)

There will be a revolt when the voters finally figure out that they will not be able to milk the system for more than they are paying in milk. When the tax burden becomes too great, they will finally figure out that they are part of the udder rather than the squeezing fingers.

Jim Babka (in 2003)

Government is not compassionate. Government harms far more people than it helps. And those that it does help are often those that need help the least–the powerful special interests that benefit from the status-quo.

Juan de Mariana (1536-1623)

Taxes are commonly a calamity for the people and a nightmare for the government. For the former they are always excessive; for the latter they are never enough, never too much.