If the bird does like its cage, and does like its sugar and will not leave it, why keep the door so carefully shut? Why not open it, only a little? Do they know there is many a bird will not break its wings against the bars, but would fly if the doors were open?
The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to.
The greatest obstacle to liberty is not the existence of evil rulers, but the belief in the existence of good rulers.
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.
Since Shakespeare had a feel for revolutionary rhetoric, let’s all cry: “Peace, freedom and liberty!
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them then he is always stirring up some wary or other in order that the people may require a leader.
Every socialist is a disguised dictator.
We Libertarians believe in “Limited Government” precisely because we believe in unlimited liberty. Reduce one, and you decrease the other.
Libertarians make no exceptions to the golden rule and provide no moral loophole, no double standard, for government.
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.