Archive for September, 2009

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Favorite Freedom Quotes

“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” – Edward Abbey

“In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot.” – Mark Twain

“Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.” – Henry Steele Commager

“A politician will do anything to keep his job — even become a patriot.” – William Randolph Hearst

“Love your country, but never trust its government.” – Robert Heinlein

“People who say they want freedom restoration, but do nothing to help get us there, are basically socialists; they want everyone else to do the work while they sit back and reap the benefits.” – Doug Kendall

“The ‘race card’ is being phased out of all playing card decks. It is being replaced with the “Is that all you’ve got?” card, to improve game play and functionality.” – Doug Kendall

“The principle that the majority have a right to rule the minority, practically resolves all government into a mere contest between two bodies of men, as to which of them shall be masters, and which of them slaves; a contest, that — however bloody — can, in the nature of things, never be finally closed, so long as man refuses to be a slave.” – Lysander Spooner

“If the individual has a right to govern himself, all external government is tyranny. Hence the necessity of abolishing the State.” – Benjamin Tucker

“You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom.” – Clarence Darrow

“The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.” – Max Stirner

“Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.” – Ayn Rand

“I must tell you, first of all, what anarchism is not. It is not bombs, disorder, or chaos. It is not robbery or murder. It is not a war of each against all. It is not a return to barbarianism or to the wild state of man. Anarchism is the very opposite of all that.” – Alexander Berkman

“Democracy, too, is a religion. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.” – H.L. Mencken

“Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.” – H.L. Mencken

“Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.” – H.L. Mencken

“For the majority of people, liberty means only the system and the administrators they are used to.” – Albert Jay Nock

“Government: Causing more violence than it prevents since 10,000 B.C.” – unknown

“A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”  – George Washington

“I believe that all government is evil, in that all government must necessarily make war upon liberty.” – H.L. Mencken