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It is the duty of righteous men to make war on all undeserved privilege, but one must not forget that this is a war without end.

Primo Levi Quotes

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We vote too much. We deliberate too little. We have brought within the scope of the federal jurisdiction a vast number of subjects that do not belong here, but are nevertheless here. What we need to do is to stop passing laws. We have enough laws now to govern the world for the next ten thousand years.

James Alexander Reed Quotes

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One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.

Thomas Brackett Reed Quotes

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To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Quotes

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Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.

James Wilson Quotes

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One can become a leader only if one is supported by an ideology which makes other people tractable and accommodating.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.

Peter Brimelow Quotes

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The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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It is the nature of slavery to render its victims so abject that at last, fearing to be free, they multiply their own chains. You can liberate a freeman, but you cannot liberate a slave.

Louis J. Halle Quotes

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When the same man, or set of men, holds the sword and the purse, there is an end of liberty.

George Mason Quotes

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Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what has worked with what sounded good. In area after area- crime, education, housing, race relations- the situation has gotten worse after the bright new theories were put into operation. The amazing thing is that this history of failure and disaster has neither discouraged the social engineers nor discredited them.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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What is politically defined as economic "planning" is the forcible superseding of other people's plans by government officials.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Men resort to talking only when they haven't the power to enforce their convictions upon others.

Lin Yutang Quotes

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It is precisely those things which belong to "the people" which have historically been despoiled- wild creatures, the air, and waterways being notable examples. This goes to the heart of why property rights are socially important in the first place. Property rights mean self-interested monitors. No owned creatures are in danger of extinction. No owned forests are in danger of being leveled. No one kills the goose that lays the golden egg when it is his goose.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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...the crimes of violence committed for selfish, personal motives are historically insignificant compared to those committed ad majorem gloriam Dei, out of a self-sacrificing devotion to the flag, a leader, a religious faith or political conviction.

Arthur Koestler Quotes

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It can not even be said that the State has ever shown any disposition to suppress crime, but only to safeguard its own monopoly of crime.

Albert Jay Nock Quotes

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If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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Nobody can be trusted with unlimited power. The more power a regime has, the more likely people will be killed. This is a major reason for promoting freedom.

Rudolph Rummel Quotes

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The way to virtually eliminate genocide and mass murder appears to be through restricting and checking power. This means to foster democratic freedom.

Rudolph Rummel Quotes

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For the sake of domestic peace, liberalism aims at democratic government. Democracy is therefore not a revolutionary institution. On the contrary it is the very means of preventing revolution and civil wars. It provides a method for the peaceful adjustment of government to the will of the majority.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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The essence of democracy is not that everyone makes and administers laws but that lawgivers and rulers should be dependent on the people's will in such a way that they may be peaceably changed if conflict occurs.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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If the small minority of enlightened citizens who are able to conceive sound principles of political management do not succeed in winning the support of their fellow citizens and converting them to the endorsement of policies that bring and preserve prosperity, the cause of mankind and civilization is hopeless. There is no other means to safeguard a propitious development of human affairs than to make the masses of inferior people adopt the ideas of the elite. This has to be achieved by convincing them. It cannot be accomplished by a despotic regime that instead of enlightening the masses beats them into submission. In the long run the ideas of the majority, however detrimental they may be, will carry on. The future of mankind depends on the ability of the elite to influence public opinion in the right direction.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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I personally call the type of government which can be removed without violence 'democracy,' and the other, 'tyranny.'.

Karl Popper Quotes

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To include freedom in the very definition of democracy is to define a process not by its actual characteristics as a process but by its hoped for results. This is not only intellectually invalid, it is, in practical terms, blinding oneself in advance to some of the unwanted consequences of the process.

Thomas Sowell Quotes

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To complain of lack of leadership is, in the field of political affairs, the characteristic attitude of all harbingers of dictatorship.

Ludwig von Mises Quotes

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