My daughter Caroline and I freezing to death in Carson City, NV.
"Sometimes you need to travel to find people that will welcome Libertarians."
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”
“When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.”
“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."
Sir Winston Churchill
“Now those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth, and let me remind you they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyranny."
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
“When governments fear the people there is liberty.
When the people fear the government there is tyranny.”
“Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them."
"Even a dumb free market is far more intelligent than a smart bureaucracy."
Joe Balyeat, in response to the "smart growth" pseudonym used by government regulators
"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him."
“Once the government becomes the supplier of people's needs, there is no limit to the needs that will be claimed as a basic right."
“If a government were put in charge of the Sahara Desert, within five years, they'd have a shortage of sand."
“There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.”
“Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.”
“Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins.”
“Fear is the foundation of most governments.”
“Fundamentally, there are only two ways of coordinating the economic activities of millions. One is central direction involving the use of coercion — the technique of the army and of the modern totalitarian state. The other is voluntary cooperation of individuals the technique of the market place.”
“Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. “
“A core problem with government is that its managers believe that all reality will conform to their wishes if they issue the right orders, pass the right laws, and put the right people in charge.”
Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr
"Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man's genetic lineage -- the notion that a man's intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character or actions, but by the character and actions of a collective of ancestors."
“Government has never done anything to bring about recovery and it never will. The best course for the political establishment is to recognize that recessions represent their own failure and then conclude that getting the state out of the way is the best course of action.”
Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr
“It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”
“It may not always be easy, convenient, or politically correct to stand for truth and right, but it is the right thing to do. Always.”
M. Russell Ballard
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."
“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
“Fascism will come at the hands of perfectly authentic Americans who have been working to commit this country to the rule of the bureaucratic state; interfering in the affairs of the states and cities; taking part in the management of industry and finance and agriculture; assuming the role of great national banker and investor, borrowing billions every year and spending them on all sorts of projects through which such a government can paralyze opposition and command public support; marshaling great armies and navies at crushing costs to support the industry of war and preparation for war which will become our nation’s greatest industry; and adding to all this the most romantic adventures in global planning, regeneration, and domination, all to be done under the authority of a powerfully centralized government in which the executive will hold in effect all the powers, with Congress reduced to the role of a debating society.”
John T. Flynn